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Tempio Pausania

Tempio Pausania (loc. Tempiu in gallurese), a town of est. 15,000 inh. in northern Sardinia, (Italy), in the Gallura region.

Soon to become an administrative capital (together with Olbia) of the new province of "Olbia-Tempio".

Cultural and delegated administrative centre of the Gallura sub-region, Tempio has an ancient history and is the centre of one of the two main areas that remained safe from phoenician colonisation. Typical granite-stone architecture of the historical centre presents many similarities with southern corsican towns. Cathedral of San Pietro and Rosario Church. Nuraghe Maiori. Mount Limbara (1359 m).

National roads with Sassari (SS 672), Olbia (SS127) and Palau (SS133). Railway station.

Cork and granite industries, wine, mineral water sources. University (Department of the Sassary University), High Schools, Court of Justice, Episcopal centre (Diocese of Tempio-Ampurias).

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