Iglesias

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Iglesias
Comune
Comune di Iglesias
the Cathedral
the Cathedral
Iglesias is located in Italy
Iglesias
Iglesias
Location of Iglesias in Italy
Coordinates: 39°19′N 8°32′E / 39.317°N 8.533°E / 39.317; 8.533
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province Carbonia-Iglesias (CI)
Frazioni Barega, Bindua, Corongiu, Masua, Monte Agruxiau, Monteponi, Nebida, San Benedetto, San Giovanni Miniera, Tanì
Government
 • Mayor Emilio Agostino Gariazzo
Area
 • Total 207.63 km2 (80.17 sq mi)
Elevation 200 m (700 ft)
Population (30 September 2012)[1]
 • Total 27,552
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Demonym Iglesienti
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 09016
Dialing code 0781
Patron saint Santa Chiara
Saint day 11 August
Website Official website

Iglesias About this sound listen  (Sardinian: Igrèsias)[2] is a comune of province of Carbonia-Iglesias Sardinia, Italy. It is the co-capital of the province of Carbonia-Iglesias (along with Carbonia) as well as its second-largest community.

Situated at an elevation of 190 metres (620 ft) in the hills in the southwest of Sardinia, it was a centre of a mining district where lead, zinc, and silver were extracted. It was also a centre for the distillation of sulfuric acid.

Main sights[edit]

Iglesias' cathedral dates from 1288, the castle from 1325; the church of San Francesco is a 15th-century example of Gothic architecture.

Giardino Montano Linasia is a nature preserve and botanical garden.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
  2. ^ AA. VV., Dizionario di toponomastica. Storia e significato dei nomi geografici italiani, Milano, GARZANTI, 1996, p. 327

External links[edit]

Media related to Iglesias at Wikimedia Commons