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Basic information

The region Sardinia (Sardegna) is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea after Sicily (Sicilia). The Sardinia has an area of 24090 km² with approximately 1.7 million inhabitants. The region is divided into 4 provinces, the capital Cagliari, Sassari, Nuoro and Oristano. The region will add another 4 provinces, Ogliastra, Medio-Campidano, Carbonia-Iglesias and Olbia-Tempio. Geographically the island Sardinia (Sardegna) is located between France and Italy in the south of the island Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea. The small islands Asinara, Maddalena, Caprera, Tavolara and S. Antioco and S. Pietro belongs also to the region Sardinia (Sardegna).

Costa Smeralda at Sardinia

Sardinian coasts and beaches

Wonderful coasts surround the entire island and make Sardinia to a popular destination for young and old. The most beautiful coasts are the Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast) which you can admire on the photo at the north coast of Sardinia. The island of La Maddalaena and many small islands surrounding this island. All that coasts and beaches belong to the Marine National Park and are under protection since 1996. More information can be found on the left side navigation bar unter island groups.

UNESCO World Heritage

On the islands Sardinia is a 3500 years old Nuraghe-Settlement located. Due to the uniqueness and size of the Su Nuraxi settlement the UNESCO recognized this settlement as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Su Nuraxi UNESCO World Heritage Site

Gennargentu Mountains

The Gennargentu Park is located in the eastern part of Sardinia between the provinces Nuoro and Ogliastra, there is also the highest point of the island, the so-called Mountain La Marmora with 1834 meters. The Mountain Park ends on the Gulf of Orosei and forms an unique coastal landscape of craggy rocks in which the Mediterranean Sea has worked small caves.

Sightseeing and Attractions

One of the most beautiful caves of the island is the cave calledGrotta di Ispinigoli near Dorgali as well as the cave Bue Marina which can be accessed by boat from the locality Cala Ganone. If you search for athletic activities you can find on Sardinia (Sardegna) everything your heart desires from trekking, sailing diving, surfing through boat trips, cycling, golf, tennis, horse riding at the beach to cultural trips.

Provinces in the region of Sardinia - Sardegna
Cagliari Carbonia-Iglesias Medio-Campidano Nuoro
Ogliastra Olbia-Tempio Oristano Sassari
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