Comune di Ottana

The church of San Nicola, Ottana

Location of Ottana in Sardinia

Coordinates: 40°14′N 9°2′E / 40.233°N 9.033°E / 40.233; 9.033
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province / Metropolitan city Nuoro (NU)
Frazioni Etfas
  Mayor Gian Paolo Marras
  Total 45.2 km2 (17.5 sq mi)
Elevation 185 m (607 ft)
Population (1 January 2009[1])
  Total 2,431
  Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Ottanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 08020
Dialing code 0784
Website Official website

Ottana (Sardinian: Otzàna) is a comune (municipality), former bishorpric and Latin titular see in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 110 kilometres (68 mi) north of Cagliari and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) southwest of Nuoro.

The town is known for its traditional carnival costumes, including distinctive masks worn by the Boes, Merdules and Filonzana.

Ottana borders the following municipalities: Bolotana, Noragugume, Olzai, Orani, Sarule, Sedilo.

It is home to the Romanesque church of San Nicola.

Ecclesiastical history

In 1110 was established a bishopric of Ottana (Italiano) or Othana in Latin. On 1503.12.08 it was suppressed and its territory reassigned to establish the Diocese of Alghero.

Residential Ordinaries

(all Roman Rite)

Bishops of Ottana

Titular see

Only in October 2004 it was nominally restored as Latin Titular bishopric of the lowest (Episcopal) rank, named Ottana (in Curiate Italian) or Othana in Latin.

It has had the following incumbents :


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