Province of Ogliastra

"Ogliastra" redirects here. It is not to be confused with Ogliastro.
Province of Ogliastra
Provìntzia de s'Ogiastra

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Map highlighting the location of the province of Ogliastra in Italy
Country  Italy
Region Sardinia
Capital(s) Lanusei and Tortolì
Comuni 23
  President Bruno Pilia
  Total 1,854 km2 (716 sq mi)
Population (2005)
  Total 58,026
  Density 31/km2 (81/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 080xx
Telephone prefix 0782
Vehicle registration OG
Website Official website

The province of Ogliastra (Italian: provincia dell'Ogliastra [proˈvintʃa delloʎˈʎastra], Sardinian: provìntzia de s'Ogiastra) is a province in eastern Sardinia, Italy. Ogliastra is the most mountainous province in Sardinia. With only some 57,642 inhabitants,[1] it is also the least populous province of Italy.[2] The province has a population density of 31.08 inhabitants per square kilometer and the president of the province is Bruno Pilia.[1] It corresponds roughly to the medieval Giudicato of Agugliastra. The province of Ogliastra contains 23 comuni (plural; singular: comune), see the list of communes of the Province of Ogliastra.[1]

The province has two capitals, the towns and comuni Tortolì (the largest comune) and Lanusei.[3] On 6 May 2012 the regional referendums of Sardinia took place regarding the abolition of certain provinces and a variety of other matters. The suggestion of reforming or abolishing certain provinces in Sardinia was approved by the Regional Council of Sardinia on 24 May 2012.[4] Due to this, the province of Ogliastra was ordered to form a new administrative body or be abolished on 1 March 2013, but this expiry date for constitutional changes was extended to 1 July 2013.[5][6][7][8] After the regional law number 15 of 28 June 2013, the province was allowed to remain.[9]

To the south it borders the province of Cagliari and it borders the province of Nuoro in the north.[10] Ogliastra was founded in 2001 when the number of Sardinian provinces was doubled. It contains the river Flumendosa and the lake of Basso Flumendosa, and it also contains large massif Gennargentu. Ogliastra takes its name from the olive trees in the province, known as the olivastri. It is situated on the Tyrrhenian Sea.[10]


The largest municipalities in the province are:[1]

Commune Population
Tortolì 10,227
Lanusei 5,789
Bari Sardo 3,880
Baunei 3,825
Tertenia 3,706
Villagrande Strisaili 3,569
Jerzu 3,284


Ogliastra Provincial Election Results June 2010
Name Party 1st Preference Votes % 2nd Preference Votes %
Bruno Pilia PD 13,556 41.1 13,700 51.0
Sandro Daniele Mario Rubiu PdL 14,446 43.8 13,169 49.0

See also


  1. 1 2 3 4 "Provincia dell'Ogliastra". Tutt Italia. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  2. "Statistics". ISTAT. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  3. "Ogliastra". Comuni Italiani. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  4. "Referendum". Autonomous Region of Sardinia. 25 May 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  5. "Provinces alive for another nine months, the Council approves the law". Radio Press. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  6. "Provinces begin the countdown". L'Unione Sarda. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  7. "Provinces: all out in nine months". La Nuova Sardegna. 25 May 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  8. "Provinces receive extension extension but only until June 2013" (PDF). L'Unione Sarda. 27 February 2013. p. 9. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  9. "Official Bulletin of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia" (PDF). Autonomous Region of Sardinia. 15 January 2015. pp. 11–13. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  10. 1 2 "Ogliastra". Retrieved 4 August 2015.
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