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Siligo
Comune
Comune di Siligo
Coat of arms of Siligo
Coat of arms
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province Sassari (SS)
Area
 • Total 43.6 km2 (16.8 sq mi)
Elevation 452 m (1,483 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 962
 • Density 22.06/km2 (57.15/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Silighesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 07040
Dialing code 079
Patron saint St. Victoria
Saint day December 23
Website www.comunesiligo.it

Siligo is a city in the region of Logudoro in northern Sardinia, Italy.

Monte Santu e Monte S. Antonio (Pelau), Siligo, Sardinia
The mesas of Monte Santo and Monte Pelau

Siligo is next to the following municipalities: Ardara, Banari, Bessude, Bonnanaro, Codrongianos, Florinas, Mores, Ploaghe.

Main sights

  • Archeological site of Monte sant'Antoni: a prehistoric Federal Nuragic Sanctuary
  • Archeological site of Mesumundu: an old Roman area and medieval
  • Church of Nostra Segnora de Mesumundu, built in the Byzantine age (6th century AD) upon the ruins of a Roman baths (2nd century AD). The church was modified after 1065 by the Benedictine monks of Montecassino.
  • Church of Santi Elia ed Enoch: built on the top of the Monte Santo and modified by Benedictine monks after 1065.

Notable people

  • Maria Carta (1934-1994), folk singer and actress
  • Gavino Ledda, author of an autobiographical work Padre padrone (1975)

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