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Comune di Gonnesa
The Nuraxi Figus mine
The Nuraxi Figus mine
Coat of arms of Gonnesa
Coat of arms
Gonnesa is located in Italy
Location of Gonnesa in Italy
Coordinates: 39°16′N 8°28′E / 39.267°N 8.467°E / 39.267; 8.467
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province Carbonia-Iglesias (CI)
Frazioni Normann, Nuraxi Figus
 • Mayor Pietro Cocco
 • Total 47.5 km2 (18.3 sq mi)
Elevation 40 m (130 ft)
Population (30 November 2008[1])
 • Total 5,149
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Demonym Gonnesini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 09010
Dialing code 0781
Patron saint St. Andrew
Saint day 30 November
Website Official website

Gonnesa is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Carbonia-Iglesias in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) west of Cagliari and about 14 kilometres (9 mi) northwest of Carbonia, in the Iglesiente subregion.

The town was founded under the House of Savoy to accommodate the large mass of immigrants come from the Italian mainland to work in the mines located around the settlement. In the Municipality of Gonnesa is located the mine of Nuraxi Figus, the last active coal mine in Italy today.

In its territory there is a beach of almost 4 kilometres (2 mi) along which it is possible to surf, especially in a spot called Funtanamare. The other two spots are called Plag' 'e Mesu ("Middle Beach" in Sardinian language, and Porto Paglia. Gonnesa borders the following municipalities: Carbonia, Iglesias, Portoscuso.


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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