Cabras, Sardinia

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Cabras
Comune
Comune di Cabras
View of Cabras from the pond
View of Cabras from the pond
Coat of arms of Cabras
Coat of arms
Cabras is located in Italy
Cabras
Cabras
Location of Cabras in Italy
Coordinates: 39°56′N 8°32′E / 39.933°N 8.533°E / 39.933; 8.533
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province Oristano (OR)
Frazioni Funtana Meiga, Il Catalano, Isola Mal di Ventre, San Giovanni di Sinis, San Salvatore di Sinis, Solanas, Su Cungiau de Gerrusso, Porto Suedda
Government
 • Mayor Cristiano Carrus
Area
 • Total 102.1 km2 (39.4 sq mi)
Elevation 6 m (20 ft)
Population (31 October 2007[1])
 • Total 9,004
 • Density 88/km2 (230/sq mi)
Demonym Cabraresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 09072
Dialing code 0783
Patron saint St. Mary
Saint day 24 May
Website Official website

Cabras (Sardinian: Crabas) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Oristano in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 90 km northwest of Cagliari and about 6 km northwest of Oristano.

Cabras borders the following municipalities: Nurachi, Oristano, Riola Sardo. It is home to several churches (parish church, in Baroque style, and church of the Holy Spirit, dating to 1601 with two Gothic aisles), and to the Phoenician archaeological site of Tharros.

The municipal territory includes several beaches in the Sinis peninsula and on the Gulf of Oristano.

History[edit]

Cabras appeared in the 11th century, when the town of Tharros was abandoned due to raids from North African pirates. The inhabitants first settled near the castle, scant remains of which can be seen near the parish church.

Under the Giudicato of Arborea it had a some importance as the court of the giudice (duke) was held in its castle. After the fall of the giudicato, it was ruled by several feudal lords. In the 19th century it was included in the province of Oristano, until being annexed in 1859 to the province of Cagliari. Cabras returned to Oristano in 1974.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: National Institute of Statistics (Italy) (Istat).

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