Golfo Aranci

Golfo Aranci
Comune di Golfo Aranci
Golfo Aranci

Location of Golfo Aranci in Sardinia

Coordinates: 41°0′N 9°37′E / 41.000°N 9.617°E / 41.000; 9.617
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province / Metropolitan city Sassari (SS)
Frazioni Baia Caddinas, Marinella, Rudalza
  Mayor Andrea Viola
  Total 38.0 km2 (14.7 sq mi)
Elevation 19 m (62 ft)
Population (28 FEbruary 2015)
  Total 2,411
  Density 63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Golfarancini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 07020
Dialing code 0789
Website Official website

Golfo Aranci (Gallurese: Figari, Sardinian: Figari) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 200 kilometres (120 mi) north of Cagliari and about 13 kilometres (8 mi) northeast of Olbia.


The name of the comune derives from a wrong translation from the old Gallurese toponym of the Golfu di li Ranci ("Gulf of the Crabs").[1] Once known as Figari, the current town grew up in the mid-18th century as a fishing port. In the early 19th century a Royal Decree made it the main port for the arrivals from the mainland, contributing to its population growth.


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