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Italian comune
Official nameComune di Sassari
ProvinceSassari (SS)
MayorGianfranco Ganau
Total Area210.8 sq mi (546.08 km2)
Total Population130.656 (31 December 2009)
DemonymSassaresi or Turritani
Elevation738.2 ft (225 m)
Patron saintSaint Nicholas
Saint dayDecember 6
Area code079

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Sassari (-itˈsassari-It-Sassari is an Italian city. It is the second-largest city of Sardinia in terms of population with about 130,000 inhabitants, or about 300,000 including the greater metropolitan area. Being one of the oldest cities on the island, it contains a considerable collection of art.

Over time, Sassari has been ruled by the Sardinians themselves (albeit briefly), the Genoese, the Pisans, the Aragonese, the Catalans, the Spanish and the Austrians, all of whom have contributed to Sassari's historical and artistic heritage. Sassari is a city rich in art, culture and history, and is well known for its beautiful "palazzi" and its elegant, neo-classical piazzas, such as Piazza d'Italia (Square of Italy) and the Teatro Civico (Civic Theatre).

As Sardinia's second most important city, and the fifth largest municipality in Italy (area 546 km2), it has a considerable amount of cultural, touristic, commercial and political importance in the island. The city's economy mainly relies on tourism and services, however also partially on research, construction, pharmaceuticals and the petroleum industry.

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