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Area: 24,090 km²
Population: 1.6 million
Density: 69/km²
Capital: Cagliari

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Provinces
Comunes
  • Cagliari
    • Armungia
      Assemini
      Ballao
      Barrali
      Burcei
      Cagliari
      Capoterra
      Castiadas
      Decimomannu
      Decimoputzu
      Dolianova
      Domus De Maria
      Donori
      Elmas
      Escalaplano
      Escolca
      Esterzili
      Gergei
      Gesico
      Goni
      Guamaggiore
      Guasila
      Isili
      Mandas
      Maracalagonis
      Monastir
      Monserrato
      Muravera
      Nuragus
      Nurallao
      Nuraminis
      Nurri
      Orroli
      Ortacesus
      Pimentel
      Pula
      Quartu Sant'Elena
      Quartucciu
      Sadali
      Samatzai
      San Basilio
      San Nicolò Gerrei
      San Sperate
      San Vito
      Sant'Andrea Frius
      Sarroch
      Selargius
      Selegas
      Senorbì
      Serdiana
      Serri
      Sestu
      Settimo San Pietro
      Seulo
      Siliqua
      Silius
      Sinnai
      Siurgus Donigala
      Soleminis
      Suelli
      Teulada
      Ussana
      Uta
      Vallermosa
      Villa San Pietro
      Villanova Tulo
      Villaputzu
      Villasalto
      Villasimius
      Villasor
      Villaspeciosa

  • Carbonia-Iglesias
    • Buggerru
      Calasetta
      Carbonia
      Carloforte
      Domusnovas
      Fluminimaggiore
      Giba
      Gonnesa
      Iglesias
      Masainas
      Musei
      Narcao
      Nuxis
      Perdaxius
      Piscinas
      Portoscuso
      San Giovanni Suergiu
      Santadi
      Sant'Anna Arresi
      Sant'Antioco
      Tratalias
      Villamassargia
      Villaperuccio

  • Medio Campidano
    • Arbus
      Barumini
      Collinas
      Furtei
      Genuri
      Gesturi
      Gonnosfanadiga
      Guspini
      Las Plassas
      Lunamatrona
      Pabillonis
      Pauli Arbarei
      Samassi
      San Gavino Monreale
      Sanluri
      Sardara
      Segariu
      Serramanna
      Serrenti
      Setzu
      Siddi
      Tuili
      Turri
      Ussaramanna
      Villacidro
      Villamar
      Villanovaforru
      Villanovafranca

  • Nuoro
    • Aritzo
      Atzara
      Austis
      Belvì
      Birori
      Bitti
      Bolotana
      Borore
      Bortigali
      Desulo
      Dorgali
      Dualchi
      Fonni
      Gadoni
      Galtellì
      Gavoi
      Irgoli
      Lei
      Loculi
      Lodè
      Lodine
      Lula
      Macomer
      Mamoiada
      Meana Sardo
      Noragugume
      Nuoro
      Oliena
      Ollolai
      Olzai
      Onanì
      Onifai
      Oniferi
      Orani
      Orgosolo
      Orosei
      Orotelli
      Ortueri
      Orune
      Osidda
      Ottana
      Ovodda
      Posada
      Sarule
      Silanus
      Sindia
      Siniscola
      Sorgono
      Teti
      Tiana
      Tonara
      Torpè

  • Ogliastra
    • Arzana
      Bari Sardo
      Baunei
      Cardedu
      Elini
      Gairo
      Girasole
      Ilbono
      Jerzu
      Lanusei
      Loceri
      Lotzorai
      Osini
      Perdasdefogu
      Seui
      Talana
      Tertenia
      Tortolì
      Triei
      Ulassai
      Urzulei
      Ussassai
      Villagrande Strisaili

  • Olbia-Tempio
    • Aggius
      Aglientu
      Alà dei Sardi
      Arzachena
      Badesi
      Berchidda
      Bortigiadas
      Buddusò
      Budoni
      Calangianus
      Golfo Aranci
      La Maddalena
      Loiri Porto San Paolo
      Luogosanto
      Luras
      Monti
      Olbia
      Oschiri
      Padru
      Palau
      San Teodoro
      Santa Teresa Gallura
      Sant'Antonio di Gallura
      Telti
      Tempio Pausania
      Trinità d'Agultu e Vignola

  • Oristano
    • Abbasanta
      Aidomaggiore
      Albagiara
      Ales
      Allai
      Arborea
      Ardauli
      Assolo
      Asuni
      Baradili
      Baratili San Pietro
      Baressa
      Bauladu
      Bidonì
      Bonarcado
      Boroneddu
      Bosa
      Busachi
      Cabras
      Cuglieri
      Curcuris
      Flussio
      Fordongianus
      Genoni
      Ghilarza
      Gonnoscodina
      Gonnosnò
      Gonnostramatza
      Laconi
      Magomadas
      Marrubiu
      Masullas
      Milis
      Modolo
      Mogorella
      Mogoro
      Montresta
      Morgongiori
      Narbolia
      Neoneli
      Norbello
      Nughedu Santa Vittoria
      Nurachi
      Nureci
      Ollastra
      Oristano
      Palmas Arborea
      Pau
      Paulilatino
      Pompu
      Riola Sardo
      Ruinas
      Sagama
      Samugheo
      San Nicolò d'Arcidano
      San Vero Milis
      Santa Giusta
      Santu Lussurgiu
      Scano di Montiferro
      Sedilo
      Seneghe
      Senis
      Sennariolo
      Siamaggiore
      Siamanna
      Siapiccia
      Simala
      Simaxis
      Sini
      Siris
      Soddì
      Solarussa
      Sorradile
      Suni
      Tadasuni
      Terralba
      Tinnura
      Tramatza
      Tresnuraghes
      Ulà Tirso
      Uras
      Usellus
      Villa Sant'Antonio
      Villa Verde
      Villanova Truschedu
      Villaurbana
      Zeddiani
      Zerfaliu

  • Sassari
    • Alghero
      Anela
      Ardara
      Banari
      Benetutti
      Bessude
      Bonnanaro
      Bono
      Bonorva
      Borutta
      Bottidda
      Bultei
      Bulzi
      Burgos
      Cargeghe
      Castelsardo
      Cheremule
      Chiaramonti
      Codrongianos
      Cossoine
      Erula
      Esporlatu
      Florinas
      Giave
      Illorai
      Ittireddu
      Ittiri
      Laerru
      Mara
      Martis
      Monteleone Rocca Doria
      Mores
      Muros
      Nughedu San Nicolò
      Nule
      Nulvi
      Olmedo
      Osilo
      Ossi
      Ozieri
      Padria
      Pattada
      Perfugas
      Ploaghe
      Porto Torres
      Pozzomaggiore
      Putifigari
      Romana
      Santa Maria Coghinas
      Sassari
      Sedini
      Semestene
      Sennori
      Siligo
      Sorso
      Stintino
      Tergu
      Thiesi
      Tissi
      Torralba
      Tula
      Uri
      Usini
      Valledoria
      Viddalba
      Villanova Monteleone

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Oristano Province, Sardinia
Sa Sartiglia - Photo: Cristiano Cani
Located on the western side of Sardinia, Oristano borders the province of Sassari to the north, Nuoro to the east and the provinces of Medio Campidano and Cagliari to the south.
Oristano Province
Province of Oristano, Sardinia

The terrain is natural and varied with much of it protected. Oristano shares the Campidan Plain with the three provinces of Medio Campidano, Carbonia-Iglesias and Cagliari. Part of the Sinis Peninsula is in this province and it also has the Monte Ferru range with Monte Urtigu being the highest peak at 1000 metres.

It also contains over 6000 hectares of wetland, including the Stagno di Cabras which is one of the best preserved wetlands in the whole of Europe. These wetlands are home to many rare aquatic birds such as the Eurasian coot, red-crested pochard and purple heron. They are breeding grounds for flamingos and their waters are teeming with seabass, eels and mullet, the eggs of which are used to make 'bottarga'. Other than the wetlands this province has many protected areas such as the Monte Arci Regional Park and the Sinis Peninsula.


Cabras - Photo: Abril2001

It has over 90 km of coastline with beautiful sandy beaches broken by rocky cliffs and outlets. Some of the most spectacular beaches are near Is Autas and these mainly made up of small quartz grains. Just off the coast is a small island called Mal di Ventre which has a spring water pool which allows the likes of rabbits, tortoises and other small reptiles and birds to survive there.


Mal di Ventre - Photo: Sanna66

The provincial capital is Oristano, a small town full of history and some interesting monuments. There is the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta which was built in the 13th century and then restored in the 18th century in the baroque style. There is an amazing 15th century wooden sculpture of the crucified Jesus Christ which is housed in the Church of S. Francesco.


Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, Oristano - Photo: Robur.q

There are other towns and villages of interest around this province. On the coast there is Bosa, a pretty fishing town with both a castle and a cathedral. It is reported that in the town of Santa Giusta, the ancient Phoenician Port of Othaca is lying at the bottom of a lake.


Bosa - Photo: Stefan Ernst

Also on the coast, near the village of San Giovanni di Sinis, are the ruins of the ancient city of Tharros.


Tharros - Photo: Norbert Nagel

Oristano is also home to Sa Sartiglia, one of the most spectacular carnival events in Sardinia. This originated in 1358, its true purpose being to ask the Gods for an abundance of crops.


Sa Sartiglia - Photo: Vincenco
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Sardinia Information
Location of Sardinia
Area: 24,090 km²
Population: 1.6 million
Density: 69/km²
Capital: Cagliari

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Provinces
Comunes
  • Cagliari
    • Armungia
      Assemini
      Ballao
      Barrali
      Burcei
      Cagliari
      Capoterra
      Castiadas
      Decimomannu
      Decimoputzu
      Dolianova
      Domus De Maria
      Donori
      Elmas
      Escalaplano
      Escolca
      Esterzili
      Gergei
      Gesico
      Goni
      Guamaggiore
      Guasila
      Isili
      Mandas
      Maracalagonis
      Monastir
      Monserrato
      Muravera
      Nuragus
      Nurallao
      Nuraminis
      Nurri
      Orroli
      Ortacesus
      Pimentel
      Pula
      Quartu Sant'Elena
      Quartucciu
      Sadali
      Samatzai
      San Basilio
      San Nicolò Gerrei
      San Sperate
      San Vito
      Sant'Andrea Frius
      Sarroch
      Selargius
      Selegas
      Senorbì
      Serdiana
      Serri
      Sestu
      Settimo San Pietro
      Seulo
      Siliqua
      Silius
      Sinnai
      Siurgus Donigala
      Soleminis
      Suelli
      Teulada
      Ussana
      Uta
      Vallermosa
      Villa San Pietro
      Villanova Tulo
      Villaputzu
      Villasalto
      Villasimius
      Villasor
      Villaspeciosa

  • Carbonia-Iglesias
    • Buggerru
      Calasetta
      Carbonia
      Carloforte
      Domusnovas
      Fluminimaggiore
      Giba
      Gonnesa
      Iglesias
      Masainas
      Musei
      Narcao
      Nuxis
      Perdaxius
      Piscinas
      Portoscuso
      San Giovanni Suergiu
      Santadi
      Sant'Anna Arresi
      Sant'Antioco
      Tratalias
      Villamassargia
      Villaperuccio

  • Medio Campidano
    • Arbus
      Barumini
      Collinas
      Furtei
      Genuri
      Gesturi
      Gonnosfanadiga
      Guspini
      Las Plassas
      Lunamatrona
      Pabillonis
      Pauli Arbarei
      Samassi
      San Gavino Monreale
      Sanluri
      Sardara
      Segariu
      Serramanna
      Serrenti
      Setzu
      Siddi
      Tuili
      Turri
      Ussaramanna
      Villacidro
      Villamar
      Villanovaforru
      Villanovafranca

  • Nuoro
    • Aritzo
      Atzara
      Austis
      Belvì
      Birori
      Bitti
      Bolotana
      Borore
      Bortigali
      Desulo
      Dorgali
      Dualchi
      Fonni
      Gadoni
      Galtellì
      Gavoi
      Irgoli
      Lei
      Loculi
      Lodè
      Lodine
      Lula
      Macomer
      Mamoiada
      Meana Sardo
      Noragugume
      Nuoro
      Oliena
      Ollolai
      Olzai
      Onanì
      Onifai
      Oniferi
      Orani
      Orgosolo
      Orosei
      Orotelli
      Ortueri
      Orune
      Osidda
      Ottana
      Ovodda
      Posada
      Sarule
      Silanus
      Sindia
      Siniscola
      Sorgono
      Teti
      Tiana
      Tonara
      Torpè

  • Ogliastra
    • Arzana
      Bari Sardo
      Baunei
      Cardedu
      Elini
      Gairo
      Girasole
      Ilbono
      Jerzu
      Lanusei
      Loceri
      Lotzorai
      Osini
      Perdasdefogu
      Seui
      Talana
      Tertenia
      Tortolì
      Triei
      Ulassai
      Urzulei
      Ussassai
      Villagrande Strisaili

  • Olbia-Tempio
    • Aggius
      Aglientu
      Alà dei Sardi
      Arzachena
      Badesi
      Berchidda
      Bortigiadas
      Buddusò
      Budoni
      Calangianus
      Golfo Aranci
      La Maddalena
      Loiri Porto San Paolo
      Luogosanto
      Luras
      Monti
      Olbia
      Oschiri
      Padru
      Palau
      San Teodoro
      Santa Teresa Gallura
      Sant'Antonio di Gallura
      Telti
      Tempio Pausania
      Trinità d'Agultu e Vignola

  • Oristano
    • Abbasanta
      Aidomaggiore
      Albagiara
      Ales
      Allai
      Arborea
      Ardauli
      Assolo
      Asuni
      Baradili
      Baratili San Pietro
      Baressa
      Bauladu
      Bidonì
      Bonarcado
      Boroneddu
      Bosa
      Busachi
      Cabras
      Cuglieri
      Curcuris
      Flussio
      Fordongianus
      Genoni
      Ghilarza
      Gonnoscodina
      Gonnosnò
      Gonnostramatza
      Laconi
      Magomadas
      Marrubiu
      Masullas
      Milis
      Modolo
      Mogorella
      Mogoro
      Montresta
      Morgongiori
      Narbolia
      Neoneli
      Norbello
      Nughedu Santa Vittoria
      Nurachi
      Nureci
      Ollastra
      Oristano
      Palmas Arborea
      Pau
      Paulilatino
      Pompu
      Riola Sardo
      Ruinas
      Sagama
      Samugheo
      San Nicolò d'Arcidano
      San Vero Milis
      Santa Giusta
      Santu Lussurgiu
      Scano di Montiferro
      Sedilo
      Seneghe
      Senis
      Sennariolo
      Siamaggiore
      Siamanna
      Siapiccia
      Simala
      Simaxis
      Sini
      Siris
      Soddì
      Solarussa
      Sorradile
      Suni
      Tadasuni
      Terralba
      Tinnura
      Tramatza
      Tresnuraghes
      Ulà Tirso
      Uras
      Usellus
      Villa Sant'Antonio
      Villa Verde
      Villanova Truschedu
      Villaurbana
      Zeddiani
      Zerfaliu

  • Sassari
    • Alghero
      Anela
      Ardara
      Banari
      Benetutti
      Bessude
      Bonnanaro
      Bono
      Bonorva
      Borutta
      Bottidda
      Bultei
      Bulzi
      Burgos
      Cargeghe
      Castelsardo
      Cheremule
      Chiaramonti
      Codrongianos
      Cossoine
      Erula
      Esporlatu
      Florinas
      Giave
      Illorai
      Ittireddu
      Ittiri
      Laerru
      Mara
      Martis
      Monteleone Rocca Doria
      Mores
      Muros
      Nughedu San Nicolò
      Nule
      Nulvi
      Olmedo
      Osilo
      Ossi
      Ozieri
      Padria
      Pattada
      Perfugas
      Ploaghe
      Porto Torres
      Pozzomaggiore
      Putifigari
      Romana
      Santa Maria Coghinas
      Sassari
      Sedini
      Semestene
      Sennori
      Siligo
      Sorso
      Stintino
      Tergu
      Thiesi
      Tissi
      Torralba
      Tula
      Uri
      Usini
      Valledoria
      Viddalba
      Villanova Monteleone

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Sardinia National Parks
Archipelago of La Maddalena National Park
Asinara National Park
Gennargentu National Park
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