|Comune di Gonnesa|
The Nuraxi Figus mine
|Frazioni||Normann, Nuraxi Figus|
|• Mayor||Pietro Cocco|
|• Total||47.5 km2 (18.3 sq mi)|
|Elevation||40 m (130 ft)|
|Population (30 November 2008)|
|• Density||110/km2 (280/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. Andrew|
|Saint day||30 November|
Gonnesa is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Carbonia-Iglesias in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 60 km west of Cagliari and about 14 km 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.
Into its territory there is a beach long almost 4 kilometers, in which is possible to pratics surf, precisaly 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.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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