Santa Teresa Gallura

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Santa Teresa di Gallura

Lungoni
Comune di Santa Teresa Gallura
Santa Teresa di Gallura from Torre Aragonese.jpg
Location of Santa Teresa di Gallura
Santa Teresa di Gallura is located in Italy
Santa Teresa di Gallura
Santa Teresa di Gallura
Location of Santa Teresa di Gallura in Sardinia
Santa Teresa di Gallura is located in Sardinia
Santa Teresa di Gallura
Santa Teresa di Gallura
Santa Teresa di Gallura (Sardinia)
Coordinates: 41°15′N 9°11′E / 41.250°N 9.183°E / 41.250; 9.183
CountryItaly
RegionSardinia
ProvinceSassari (SS)
Government
 • MayorStefano Ilario Pisciottu
Area
 • Total101.19 km2 (39.07 sq mi)
Elevation
40 m (130 ft)
Population
(30 November 2014)[1]
 • Total5,211
 • Density51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Lungunesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
07028
Dialing code0789
Patron saintSanta Teresa
WebsiteOfficial website

Santa Teresa Gallura (Gallurese: Lungoni, Sardinian: Lungone) is a town on the northern tip of Sardinia, on the Strait of Bonifacio, in the province of Sassari, Italy. The southern coast of Corsica can be seen from the beach. The city is one of several possible locations for the ancient city of Tibula.

It has a permanent population of about 5,000, increasing to 10,000 to 15,000 with summer tourism. The main town square has various tourist shops and restaurants; many of these close in the off-season. Immediately to the north of the town is Rena Bianca, Santa Teresa's beach. In the summer this beach is almost always crowded, and the water is generally warm.

In film and television[edit]

It was the location of a wooden cottage in the 1977 James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me, into which a Ford Taunus containing Jaws (played by Richard Kiel) and three other men landed after ploughing off a road at the top of a cliff while in pursuit of Bond (Roger Moore).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)

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