Comune di Calangianus


Location of Calangianus in Sardinia

Coordinates: 40°55′N 9°12′E / 40.917°N 9.200°E / 40.917; 9.200
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province / Metropolitan city Sassari (SS)
  Mayor Martino Loddo
  Total 126.5 km2 (48.8 sq mi)
Elevation 518 m (1,699 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
  Total 4,337
  Density 34/km2 (89/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Calangianesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 07023
Dialing code 079
Website Official website

Calangianus (Italian: calangianus [ kalanˈʤanus] Gallurese: Caragnani IPA: [karaɲanj] Sardinian: Calanzanos IPA: [kalan'ʣanos]) is a municipality in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 190 kilometres (120 mi) north of Cagliari and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) west of Olbia. Calangianus is surrounded by large cork woods, for whose work was described as "Cork's Capital".


Church of St.Just

The territory of Calangianus has been inhabited since the Bronze Age and during the rule of Rome. This is proved by the discovery of a multitude of historical piece and archeological sites findings. In fact, they situate in the territory of Calangianus the Tombs of the Giants Pascaredda, the Fountain "Li Paladini" and 9 "nuraghi", but five of them are destroyed. Calangianus belonged to the judged of Gallura, but already existed during the Spanish rule. In the seventeenth century Calangianus has an important repopulation after several epidemics that scourged Sardinia, and became the second city of Gallura for the population. In 1771 it became autonomous. Early nineteenth century some entrepreneurs moved to Calangianus, and they transforming the cork forests of Calangianus into a source of wealth. In time, the entire population of Calangianus devoted himself to the cork. The twentieth century marks the turning point for Calangianus economic. In the second half of the twentieth century lie at Calangianus 300 industries, while in 2012 it has 677. Calangianus in 1977 held his first exhibition of cork, and in 1987 obtained the title of one of the hundred most industrialized municipalities of Italy.

Main sights

Square of Calangianus


  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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