Province of Olbia-Tempio

Sardinia, Italy

Province of Olbia-Tempio
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About Province of Olbia-Tempio

The province of Olbia-Tempio (Italian: province of Olbia-Tempio, Sardinian: provìntzia de Terranòa-Tèmpiu) was a province in the autonomous region of Sardinia, in Italy. It had two provincial capitals, Olbia (58,723 inhabitants) and Tempio Pausania (14.342 inhabitants). As of 2015, the province had a total population of 159,950 inhabitants and covered an area of 3,406.18 square kilometers (1,315.13 square miles), so it had a population density of 46.96 inhabitants per square kilometer. The province contained 26 municipalities (plural; singular: municipality), see list of municipalities in the former province of Olbia-Tempio.

The main municipalities in the province were Olbia (45,366 inhabitants since 2001), Tempio Pausania (13,992 since 2001), Arzachena (12,080 since 2001) and La Maddalena (11,369 since 2001). The former province of Olbia-Tempio was formed by a regional law of 2001 which entered into force in 2005. It contained a section of historic Gallura and was delimited by the provinces of Nuoro and Sassari.

On 6 May 2012, the regional referendums of Sardinia took place regarding the abolition of some provinces and a variety of other issues. The suggestion to reform or abolish some provinces of Sardinia was approved by the Regional Council of Sardinia on May 24, 2012. Because of this, the former province of Olbia-Tempio was ordered to form a new administrative body or be abolished on March 1, 2013, but this deadline for constitutional changes has been extended to July 1, 2013. Olbia-Tempio has been suppressed as a province by the 2016 regional decree.


List of presidents of the Province of Olbia-Tempio

Provincial elections

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