Province of Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy
Mamoiada (Sardinian: Mamujada) is a comune (municipality) in the province of Nuoro in the Italian region of Sardinia, located approximately 110 km (68 miles) north of Cagliari and approximately 12 km (7 miles) south-west of Nuoro. As of December 31, 2004, it had a population of 2,582 and an area of 49.0 square kilometers (18.9 square miles).
The city is known for its traditional carnival costumes, including distinctive masks worn by mamuthones and issohadores. The local museum houses some masks also from other parts of Sardinia and Europe.
Mamoiada borders the following municipalities: Fonni, Gavoi, Nuoro, Ollolai, Orani, Orgosolo, Sarule.
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