Alghero

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Alghero

L'Alguer  (Catalan)
Città di Alghero (Italian)
Ciutat de l'Alguer (Catalan)
16th century Aragonese Crown city walls
16th century Aragonese Crown city walls
Flag of Alghero
Flag
Coat of arms of Alghero
Coat of arms
Location of Alghero
Alghero is located in Italy
Alghero
Alghero
Location of Alghero in Sardinia
Alghero is located in Sardinia
Alghero
Alghero
Alghero (Sardinia)
Coordinates: 40°33′N 08°19′E / 40.550°N 8.317°E / 40.550; 8.317
CountryItaly
RegionSardinia
ProvinceSS
FrazioniFertilia, Guardia Grande, I Piani, Loretella, Maristella, Sa Segada, Santa Maria La Palma, Tramariglio, Villassunta
Government
 • MayorMario Bruno (Centre)
Area
 • Total225.4 km2 (87.0 sq mi)
Elevation
30 June 2017
7 m (23 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total43,979
 • Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
DemonymsAlgheresi
Algueresos
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
07041
Dialing code079
Patron saintSt. Michael
Saint day29 September
WebsiteOfficial website
spoken language: Catalan

Alghero (Italian pronunciation: [alˈɡɛro]; Catalan: L'Alguer, IPA: [ɫəɫˈɣe], locally: [lalˈɣe]; Sardinian: S'Alighèra; Sassarese: La Liéra), is a city of about 44,000 citizens in Italy. It lies in the province of Sassari in northwestern Sardinia, next to the sea.

In the 1930s, the Swedish writer Amelie Posse Brazdova wrote a book entitled Sardinia Side Show, where she told the complete story of 2 years she spent "interned" in Alghero old town during World War I.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. Population data from Istat

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