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Oschiri is a comune and former bishopric in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 170km north of Cagliari and about 40km southwest of Olbia. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 3,696 and an area of 215.5km2.The municipality of Oschiri contains the frazione San Leonardo.Oschiri borders the following municipalities: Alà dei Sardi, Berchidda, Buddusò, Ozieri, Pattada, Tempio Pausania, Tula.Ecclesiastical history''See Castro for namesakesBishopric of Castro (di Sardegna)Within the comune of Oschiri is the church of Nostra Signora di Castro, which was once the cathedral episcopal see of a diocese, centred on the now disappeared town of Castro. It was suffragan of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Sassari. The bishopric dates back to Byzantine times (circa 1000 AD), but the earliest mention of a bishop of Castro is of 1116, when an unnamed bishop of the see assisted at the dedication of the Basilica di Saccargia. In 1164, its bishop Atto dedicated a church in the locality of Aneleto and granted it in the following year to Camaldolese monks. Castro later decayed, and the bishop's residence was transferred to Bono. On 8 December 1503, the territory of Castro and that of two other dioceses were combined to form the new diocese of Alghero (now Alghero-Bosa). Today what was the territory of Castro is part of that of the diocese of Ozieri
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