Sassari

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Sassari
Comune
Comune di Sassari

Coat of arms
Sassari is located in Italy
Sassari
Location of Sassari in Italy
Coordinates: 40°44′N 08°33′E / 40.733°N 8.55°E / 40.733; 8.55Coordinates: 40°44′N 08°33′E / 40.733°N 8.55°E / 40.733; 8.55
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province Sassari (SS)
Frazioni Bancali, Li Punti, La Landrigga, Caniga, Campanedda
Government
 • Mayor Gianfranco Ganau (since May 2005)
Area
 • Total 546.08 km2 (210.84 sq mi)
Elevation 225 m (738 ft)
Population (December 31, 2007)
 • Total 129,072
 • Density 236.3610/km2 (612.172/sq mi)
Demonym Sassaresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 07100
Dialing code 079
Patron saint Saint Nicholas
Saint day December 6

Sassari is a city in the region of Sardinia in Italy. It is the capital of the Province of Sassari. About 130,000 people live in Sassari. This makes it the second largest city in Sardinia.

History[change | edit source]

The first time that the city appeared in a map was in 1131 with the name Jordi de Sassaro, in 1135 the name was Tathari. The city grown up very fast and in 1294, became a libero comune (independent municipality). In the early 14th century the island of Sardinia was occupied by the Aragonese, the municipality sent a delegation to the court of Aragon, but they did not achieve any agreement. So with the support of the Republic of Genoa and the Doria's family, the people of Sassari rose up against the invaders, until 1417 when the king Alfonso V granted an acceptable status to the town. In 1617 in town the Jesuits founded the University. In 1713, after the Treaty of Utrecht, in the island of Sardinia started the brief period of the Austro-Hungarian administration. In fact since 1720 the island was annexed by the House of Savoy and since then was born the Kingdom of Sardinia. But in 1793, after years of political struggle, in the island started an uprising, called “Sarda rivoluzione” (Sardinian revolution), led by the patriot Giovanni Maria Angioy, who entered triumphantly in the city of Sassari, followed by thousand of revolutionaries coming from all over the island. But the Savoy, stifled the rebellion with ferocity, reconquered the town. But the rebellion in town will continued until the middle of the 19th century. In 1861 the Kingdom of Sardinia, after the campaign to unify Italy and the annexation of many small states, it became the founding state of the new Kingdom of Italy. Since then Sassari is an Italian city.

Museums[change | edit source]

(Via Roma 64) also called Museo Sanna - Sito

Monuments and architectures[change | edit source]

Religious Architectures
Palaces
  • Casa Aragonese, (Aragonese House) 15th century
  • Palazzo Ducale, (Ducal Palace) City Hall Building, 1775-1804
  • Palazzo Barone d'Usini, piazza Tola, , (The Baron of Usini Palace) City Library, 16th century
  • Palazzo Moros y Molinos, 17th century
  • Palazzo Sciuti, piazza d'Italia, (Sciuti's Palace) the Provincial Legislative Building Provincia di Sassari, 1873
Sassari

Consulates[change | edit source]

Consulates located in Sassari: