Comune di Galtellì

Ruins of Castello di Pontes

Location of Galtellì in Sardinia

Coordinates: 40°23′N 9°37′E / 40.383°N 9.617°E / 40.383; 9.617Coordinates: 40°23′N 9°37′E / 40.383°N 9.617°E / 40.383; 9.617
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Nuoro (NU)
  Total 56.8 km2 (21.9 sq mi)
Elevation 35 m (115 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
  Total 2,452
  Density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Galtellinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 08020
Dialing code 0784
Website Official website

Galtellì ([ɡaltelˈli]; Sardinian: Garteddi) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 140 kilometres (87 mi) northeast of Cagliari and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) northeast of Nuoro. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 2,452 and an area of 56.8 square kilometres (21.9 sq mi).[1]

Galtellì borders the municipalities of: Dorgali, Irgoli, Loculi, Lula, Onifai, Orosei.

Galtellì was a historic episcopal see, in the current diocese of Nuoro, in the territory of the ancient sentence of Gallura and, in particular, in the territory of the Baronie.

Galtellì has one of the better-preserved historic centres in Sardinia. It has numerous churches, and the cathedral of Saint Peter houses a cycle of Romanesque frescoes.

Demographic evolution


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