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Sassari(säs`särē), city (1991 pop. 122,339), capital of Sassari prov., NW Sardinia, Italy. It is an administrative and agricultural trade center, handling cheese, wine, fruit, and olive oil. Zinc and lead are mined nearby. Sassari was an important center in the Middle Ages and was held (13th cent.) by Genoa and (14th cent.) by the Aragonese. It passed to Piedmont in the early 18th cent. There is a cathedral (11th–13th cent.) with a baroque facade; a university (founded in the early 17th cent.); and an Aragonese castle.
a city in Italy, in the northwestern part of the island of Sardinia. Capital of the province of Sassari. Population, 107, 200 (1971). Sassari is a railroad junction. It has enterprises for the processing of agricultural products and woodworking plants. Iron ore is mined near the city, and there are small deposits of bauxites and complex ores.