Portoscuso

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Portoscuso
Comune
Comune di Portoscuso
Torre Spagnola (Spanish Tower).
Torre Spagnola (Spanish Tower).
Coat of arms of Portoscuso
Coat of arms
Portoscuso is located in Italy
Portoscuso
Portoscuso
Location of Portoscuso in Italy
Coordinates: 39°13′N 8°23′E / 39.217°N 8.383°E / 39.217; 8.383
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province Carbonia-Iglesias (CI)
Frazioni Paringianu, Brunc' 'e Teula, Portovesme
Government
 • Mayor Giorgio Alimonda
Area
 • Total 39.1 km2 (15.1 sq mi)
Elevation 6 m (20 ft)
Population (31 December 2004)[1]
 • Total 5,361
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Demonym Portoscusesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 09010
Dialing code 0781
Patron saint San Giovanni Battista (John the Baptist), Santa Maria d'Itria
Website Official website

Portoscuso, Portu de Scusi in sardinian language, is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Carbonia-Iglesias in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 75 kilometres (47 mi) west of Cagliari and about 14 kilometres (9 mi) northwest of Carbonia. The languages used here is Italian and Sardinian Campidanese.

Portoscuso borders the following municipalities: Carbonia, Gonnesa, San Giovanni Suergiu.

The town originated a hamlet inhabited by tuna and coral fishermen. It became a comune in 1853. Notable sights include the Spanish Tower, the church of Madonna d'Itria and Arsenal (known as Su Pranu).

The town is extremely proud of its famous tuna fishery and is restoring the original buildings.

At Portoscuso, there is Sulcis Power Station, the largest power station of Sardinia, whose chimney is the tallest man-made structure on Sardinia.

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  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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