Province of Nuoro
|Province of Nuoro|
Map highlighting the location of the province of Nuoro in Italy
|• President||Roberto Deriu|
|• Total||3,934 km2 (1,519 sq mi)|
|Population (2009, estimated)|
|• Density||41/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||08010-08040, 08042-08049, 08100|
|Telephone prefix||070, 079, 0484, 0782, 0784, 0785|
It has an area of 3,934 square kilometres (1,519 sq mi), and a total population of 161,444. The province is divided into 52 comuni, the largest of which are Nuoro (36,443), Siniscola (11,532), Macomer (10,753), and Dorgali (9,000). The other comuni are generally not so large, even if Oliena (7,455) and Orosei (6,718) can be considered as well as populated towns.
The province was established in 1927. In 2005, the territory of the Province of Nuoro has been substantially reduced as a consequence of the establishment in the island of four new provinces.
The province hosts some of the wildest and most beautiful natural landscapes in the world. Part of these landscapes has been included in the National Park of the Gulf of Orosei and Gennargentu which straddles the border between the Provinces of Nuoro and Ogliastra.
The Province of Nuoro is one of Europe's less-densely populated areas. However, it is known for its high concentration of centenarians and supercentenarians. From 5 March 2001 to 3 January 2002, Antonio Todde, from Tiana, was the oldest man in the world.
|Nuoro Provincial Election Results June 2010|
|Name||Party||1st Preference Votes||%||2nd Preference Votes||%|
- Population data source: Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) - 2009 estimates.
- Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer (New York: Columbia University Press, 1952) p. 1356.
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