|Comune di Iglesias|
|Frazioni||Barega, Bindua, Corongiu, Masua, Monte Agruxiau, Monteponi, Nebida, San Benedetto, San Giovanni Miniera, Tanì|
|• Mayor||Emilio Agostino Gariazzo|
|• Total||207.63 km2 (80.17 sq mi)|
|Elevation||200 m (700 ft)|
|Population (30 September 2012)|
|• Density||130/km2 (340/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||Santa Chiara|
|Saint day||11 August|
Iglesias listen (help·info) (Sardinian: Igrèsias) 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.
Iglesias' cathedral dates from 1288, and the castle from 1325; the church of San Francesco is a 15th-century example of Gothic architecture.
- All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
- AA. VV., Dizionario di toponomastica. Storia e significato dei nomi geografici italiani, Milano, GARZANTI, 1996, p. 327
Media related to Iglesias at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Italian)
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