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Comune di Ploaghe
San Michele abbey
San Michele abbey
Ploaghe is located in Sardinia
Location of Ploaghe in Sardinia
Coordinates: 40°40′N 8°45′E / 40.667°N 8.750°E / 40.667; 8.750Coordinates: 40°40′N 8°45′E / 40.667°N 8.750°E / 40.667; 8.750
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province Province of Sassari (SS)
 • Total 96.1 km2 (37.1 sq mi)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 4,781
 • Density 50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym Ploaghesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 07017
Dialing code 079

Ploaghe (Sardinian: Piàghe) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 160 kilometres (99 mi) north of Cagliari and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) southeast of Sassari. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 4,781 and an area of 96.1 square kilometres (37.1 sq mi).[1]

Ploaghe borders the following municipalities: Ardara, Chiaramonti, Codrongianos, Nulvi, Osilo, Siligo.

Notable people[edit]

  • Giovanni Spano Ploaghe 1803- Cagliari 1878: scholar of archaeology, linguistic, arts and so on. Politician.[2]

Demographic evolution[edit]


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Brief biography of Giovanni Spano (in Italian).