|Comune di Valledoria|
Location of Valledoria in Sardinia
|Coordinates: IT 40°56′N 08°49′E / 40.933°N 8.817°E|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Sassari (SS)|
|Frazioni||La Ciaccia, La Muddizza|
|• Mayor||Tore Terzitta|
|• Total||24.45 km2 (9.44 sq mi)|
|• Density||170/km2 (440/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Valledoria was part of the giudicato of Torres, and was later acquired by the Genoese family of Doria. After the Aragonese conquest of Sardinia, the area was struck by plague which highly depopulated it.
A demographic rise occurred in the early 19th century, when new settlers coming from Aggius and Tempio Pausania created Codaruina. In 1960 the latter became an autonomous commune with the name of Valledoria. In 1983 the frazione of Santa Maria Coghinas became an independente commune.
Sports and natural environment
Valledoria is in the center of Asinara gulf, in front of the sea. The spot is very interesting for watersports. Playa Sardinia is a local nonprofit environmental protection association that supports activities to promote and protect the natural 2000 network area, " Foci del Coghinas". Here Playa Sardinia has a sailing center where it is possible to sail on dinghies all year long, respecting the environment and discovering the local area.
- "Playa Sardinia onlus" (in Italian). Playa Sardinia. Retrieved 2014-10-04.
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