Comune di Valledoria


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Location of Valledoria in Sardinia

Coordinates: IT 40°56′N 08°49′E / 40.933°N 8.817°E / 40.933; 8.817
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province / Metropolitan city Sassari (SS)
Frazioni La Ciaccia, La Muddizza
  Mayor Tore Terzitta
  Total 24.45 km2 (9.44 sq mi)
Population (2009)
  Total 4,125
  Density 170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 07039
Dialing code 079
Website Official website

Valledoria (Gallurese: Codaruìna, Sardinian: Codaruìna, Sassarese: Codaruìna) is a town and comune in the province of Sassari situated on the Gulf of Asinara, near the mouth of the Coghinas river.


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[1] 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.


  1. "Playa Sardinia onlus" (in Italian). Playa Sardinia. Retrieved 2014-10-04.

See also

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