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Comune di Ghilarza
San Pietro di Zuri
San Pietro di Zuri
Coat of arms of Ghilarza
Coat of arms
Ghilarza is located in Sardinia
Location of Ghilarza in Sardinia
Coordinates: 40°7′N 8°50′E / 40.117°N 8.833°E / 40.117; 8.833
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province Oristano (OR)
Frazioni Zuri
 • Mayor Stefano Licheri
 • Total 53.5 km2 (20.7 sq mi)
Population (December 2004[1])
 • Total 4,597
 • Density 86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Demonym Ghilarzesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 09074
Dialing code 0785
Patron saint St. Macarius
Saint day 19 January
Website Official website

Ghilarza (Sardinian: Bilàrtzi) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Oristano in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) north of Cagliari and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) northeast of Oristano.

Antonio Gramsci, political philosopher and founder of the Italian Communist Party, lived with his family in Ghilarza from about 1897 to 1908.

The town's sights include the 13th century Romanesque church of San Palmerio, in white-black trachite, and the 15th century Aragonese Tower.


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

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