Tempio Pausania - Encyclopedia




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TEMPIO PAUSANIA, a town of Sardinia, in the province of Sassari, from which town it is 52 m. E.N.E. by road. It is also reached by rail by a branch line (25 m.) N.W. from the main line from Terranova to Cagliari, leaving the latter at Monti, 14 m. S.W. of Terranova. Pop. (1901) 6511 (town), 1 4,573 (commune). It lies in a mountainous district 1856 ft. above sea-level, to the N.N.W. of the Monte Limbara. It is the chief town of the Gallura, and has been an episcopal see since the 19th century (with Ampurias). The cathedral is a modern building. The district is agricultural and pastoral. The costumes are picturesque, especially those of the women. For the name Pausania see Terranova Pausania.

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