Santa Giusta

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Santa Giusta
Comune
Comune di Santa Giusta
view of Santa Giusta Cathedral
view of Santa Giusta Cathedral
Coat of arms of Santa Giusta
Coat of arms
Santa Giusta is located in Italy
Santa Giusta
Santa Giusta
Location of Santa Giusta in Italy
Coordinates: 39°53′N 8°37′E / 39.883°N 8.617°E / 39.883; 8.617Coordinates: 39°53′N 8°37′E / 39.883°N 8.617°E / 39.883; 8.617
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province Oristano (OR)
Frazioni Cirras, Corte Baccas
Government
 • Mayor Antonello Figus
Area
 • Total 69.2 km2 (26.7 sq mi)
Population (Dec. 2004)[1]
 • Total 4,592
 • Density 66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Demonym Santagiustesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 09096
Dialing code 0783
Patron saint Santa Giusta
Website Official website

Santa Giusta (Sardinian: Santa Justa) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Oristano in the Italian region of Sardinia, located about 90 kilometres (56 miles) northwest of Cagliari and about 3 km (2 mi) southeast of Oristano in the Campidano area. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 4,592 and an area of 69.2 square kilometres (26.7 sq mi).

History[edit]

The site of the Phoenician port of Othoca[2] is thought to be at the bottom of a lake separated from the Mediterranean by a small isthmus, and modern Santa Giusta occupies some ancient sites. Previous excavations recovered 50 amphorae and the first chamber tomb of Phoenician origin found in Italy. Archaeologists led by Carlo del Vais of the University of Cagliari plan to excavate a portion of the lake where 100 amphorae appear to be located on a wooden platform covered by a thick mud layer.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: National Institute of Statistics (Italy) (Istat).
  2. ^ Richard Talbert, Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World, (ISBN 0-691-03169-X), Map 48.
  3. ^ "Excavation planned for Phoenician city." United Press International, 18 Aug. 2007. [1]