Comune di Desulo

The village of Desulo

Location of Desulo in Sardinia

Coordinates: 40°0′N 9°14′E / 40.000°N 9.233°E / 40.000; 9.233Coordinates: 40°0′N 9°14′E / 40.000°N 9.233°E / 40.000; 9.233
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Nuoro (NU)
Frazioni Issiria, Ovolaccio, Asuai
  Total 74.8 km2 (28.9 sq mi)
Elevation 886 m (2,907 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
  Total 2,737
  Density 37/km2 (95/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Desulesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 08032
Dialing code 0784
Website Official website

Desulo, Dèsulu in sardinian language, is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) north of Cagliari and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) south of Nuoro. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 2,737 and an area of 74.8 square kilometres (28.9 sq mi).[1]

Desulo's folk costumes

The municipality of Desulo contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Issiria, Ovolaccio, and Asuai.

Desulo borders the following municipalities: Aritzo, Arzana, Belvì, Fonni, Ovodda, Tiana, Tonara, Villagrande Strisaili.

Demographic evolution


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