|Comune di Bitti|
Location of Bitti in Sardinia
|Coordinates: 40°28′30″N 9°22′54″E / 40.47500°N 9.38167°ECoordinates: 40°28′30″N 9°22′54″E / 40.47500°N 9.38167°E|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Nuoro (NU)|
|• Mayor||Giuseppe Ciccolini|
|• Total||216.2 km2 (83.5 sq mi)|
|Population (Dec. 2004)|
|• Density||15/km2 (40/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. George|
|Saint day||April 23|
Bitti (Sardinian: Vitzi) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 140 kilometres (87 mi) north of Cagliari and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of Nuoro.
The commune takes its name from the Sardinian bitta (female deer). Already existing in Roman times, it is mentioned in 1170 as Bitthe. Bitti was a provincial capital of the Giudicato of Gallura and, from the 14th century, was part of the Giudicato of Torres. It was later included in the marquisate of Orani.
- Su Romanzesu nuragic archaeological complex.
- Church of Santu Jorgi (St. George).
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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