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Alghero

L'Alguer  (Catalan)
Città di Alghero
Ciutat de l'Alguer
16th century Aragonese Crown city walls
16th century Aragonese Crown city walls
Flag of Alghero
Flag
Coat of arms of Alghero
Coat of arms
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Coordinates: 40°33′N 08°19′E / 40.550°N 8.317°E / 40.550; 8.317
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province SS
Frazioni Fertilia, Guardia Grande, I Piani, Loretella, Maristella, Sa Segada, Santa Maria La Palma, Tramariglio, Villassunta
Area
 • Total 224.43 km2 (86.65 sq mi)
Elevation
30 June 2017
7 m (23 ft)
Population
 • Total 43,945
 • Density 195.807/km2 (507.138/sq mi)
Demonyms Algheresi
Algueresos
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
07041
Dialing code 079
Patron saint St. Michael
Saint day 29 September
spoken language: Catalan

Alghero (Italian pronunciation: [alˈɡɛro]; Catalan: L'Alguer, IPA: [ɫəɫˈɣe], locally: [lalˈɣe]; Sardinian: S'Alighèra; Sassarese Sardinian: La Liéra), is a city of about 44,000 citizens in Italy. It lies in the province of Sassari in northwestern Sardinia, next to the sea.

In the 1930s, the Swedish writer Amelie Posse Brazdova wrote a book entitled Sardinia Side Show, where she told the complete story of 2 years she spent "interned" in Alghero old town during World War I.

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