Palau, Sardinia

Lu Palau
Comune di Palau

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Location of Palau in Sardinia

Coordinates: 41°11′N 9°23′E / 41.183°N 9.383°E / 41.183; 9.383
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province / Metropolitan city Sassari (SS)
Frazioni Altura, Barrabisa, Capannaccia, Capo d'Orso, Costa Serena, L'Isuledda, Le Saline, Liscia Culumba, Petralana, Porto Pollo, Porto Rafael, Pulcheddu, Punta Sardegna
  Mayor Francesco Pala
  Total 44.4 km2 (17.1 sq mi)
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Population (31 December 2013[1])
  Total 4,163
  Density 94/km2 (240/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Palaesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 07020
Dialing code 0789
Website Official website

Palau (Gallurese: Lu Palau) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, about 220 kilometres (140 mi) north of Cagliari and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) northwest of Olbia. It was a frazione of the comune of Tempio Pausania until 1959.

It is located on Punta Sardegna, and was founded in 1875 by local shepherds.


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