Province of Ogliastra

Sardinia, Italy

Province of Ogliastra
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About Province of Ogliastra

The province of Ogliastra (in Italian: province of Ogliastra [proˈvintʃa delloʎˈʎastra], Sardinian: provìntzia de s'Ogiastra) was a province of eastern Sardinia, in Italy. Ogliastra was the most mountainous province of Sardinia. With only 57,642 inhabitants, was also the least populous province in Italy. The province had a population density of 31.08 inhabitants per square kilometer and the president of the province was Bruno Pilia. It corresponded approximately to the medieval Giudicato of Agugliastra. The province of Ogliastra contained 23 municipalities (plural; singular: municipality), see the list of municipalities in the Province of Ogliastra.

In 2016 it was suppressed and all its municipalities except one joined the Province of Nuoro. The municipality of Seui has joined the most recent province of Southern Sardinia.

The province had two capitals, the towns and municipalities Tortolì (the largest municipality) and Lanusei. Regional referendums of Sardinia took place on 6 May 2012 regarding the abolition of some provinces and a variety of other issues. The proposal to reform or abolish some provinces of Sardinia was approved by the Regional Council of Sardinia on May 24, 2012. Because of this, the province of Ogliastra was ordered to form a new administrative body or to be abolished on March 1, 2013, but this deadline for constitutional changes has been extended to July 1, 2013. After the regional law number 15 of June 28, 2013, the province has been authorized to stay.

To the south it bordered the province of Cagliari and bordered with the province of Nuoro to the north. Ogliastra was founded in 2001 when the number of Sardinian provinces doubled. It contained the Flumendosa river and the Basso Flumendosa lake and also contained a large Gennargentu massif. Ogliastra took its name from the olive trees of the province, known as the olive trees. It was located on the Tyrrhenian Sea.


The major municipalities in the province were:


List of presidents of the province of Ogliastra

Provincial elections

See also



There are many trekking routes in the province of Ogliastra, the most notable being the Selvaggio Blu in the territory of the district of Baunei. This trek extends from the coastal town of Santa Maria Navarrese to Cala Sisine beach.

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