Assemini

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Assemini
Comune
Comune di Assemini
Coat of arms of Assemini
Coat of arms
Assemini is located in Italy
Assemini
Assemini
Location of Assemini in Italy
Coordinates: 39°17′N 9°0′E / 39.283°N 9.000°E / 39.283; 9.000Coordinates: 39°17′N 9°0′E / 39.283°N 9.000°E / 39.283; 9.000
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province Cagliari (CA)
Government
 • Mayor Mario Puddu (M5S)
Area
 • Total 117.5 km2 (45.4 sq mi)
Elevation 6 m (20 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 25,343
 • Density 220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Demonym Asseminesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 09032
Dialing code 070
Patron saint St. Peter
Saint day June 29
Website Official website

Assemini, Assèmini in sardinian language, is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cagliari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 12 kilometres (7 mi) northwest of Cagliari in the plain of the Cixerri, Flumini Mannu and Sa Nuxedda rivers. It includes notable forest area which are part of the Sulcis Regional Park. It has also a long tradition in the production of ceramics, lasting from the Carthaginian domination. At 2011 national census it had 26,629 inhabitants.

View of Monte Lattias in the territory of Assemini.

Assemini is part of the Cagliari metropolitan area and borders the following municipalities: Cagliari, Capoterra, Decimomannu, Elmas, Nuxis, San Sperate, Santadi, Sarroch, Sestu, Siliqua, Uta, Villa San Pietro.

Main sights[edit]

  • Historical Campidano-type houses.
  • Church of St. Peter, dating from 11th century but mostly rebuilt in Gothic style under the Aragonese domination in the 16th century. The square façade and the lower part of the bell tower are from the 18th century. The interior has a nave with side chapels in Gothic style.
  • Pre-Romanesque Church and Oratory of St. John (San Giovanni, 9th-10th century). It is unusual for its cross plan enclosed within a square, surmounted by a dome, while the arms of the cross are barrel-vaulted. The façade is in limestone.

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

Saint Peter parish
Traditional dresses)

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