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OZIERI, a town of Sardinia in the province of Sassari, from which it is 34 m. E.S.E. by rail. Pop. (1901) 9555. It is situated 1280 ft. above sea-level on a steep slope, but faces north, and so is not very healthy. In the centre of the town is a square with a fine fountain of 1594. The cathedral was restored in 1S4S; it is the seat of the diocese of Bisarcio. The former cathedral of this diocese Hes some distance to the N.W. ; it is a fine Romanesque building of the 12th and 13th centuries. The district of Ozieri is famous for its butter - the only butter made in Sardinia - cheese and other pastoral products; cattle are also bred here.

See D. Scano, Sloria dell' arte in Sardegna dal xi. al xiv. secolo (Cagliari-Sassari, 1907), p. 200.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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