Quartucciu

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Quartucciu
Comune
Comune di Quartucciu
Sa Dom'è S'Orcu, a Giant's tomb
Sa Dom'è S'Orcu, a Giant's tomb
Coat of arms of Quartucciu
Coat of arms
Quartucciu is located in Italy
Quartucciu
Quartucciu
Location of Quartucciu in Italy
Coordinates: 39°15′N 9°11′E / 39.250°N 9.183°E / 39.250; 9.183
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province Cagliari (CA)
Frazioni Sant'Isidoro
Government
 • Mayor Laura Pulga
Area
 • Total 27.9 km2 (10.8 sq mi)
Elevation 14 m (46 ft)
Population (31 December 2011)[1]
 • Total 12,844
 • Density 460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Demonym Quartucciai
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 09044
Dialing code 070
Patron saint St. George
Saint day 23 April
Website Official website

Quartucciu (Sardinian: Quartu Tucciu) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cagliari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 8 kilometres (5 mi) northeast of Cagliari.

History[edit]

Before the fall of the Western Roman Empire, Quartucciu was attacked by the Vandals. In the Middle Ages it belonged to the giudicato of Cagliari, then to Pisa and, soon afterwards, to the Aragonese.

Until 1983, when it separated through a local referendum, Quartucciu was a district of Cagliari. The other three municipalities which separated from Cagliari in this decade were Elmas (1989) and Monserrato (1991).

Main sights[edit]

Quartucciu's territory is home to one of the largest Giant's tomb in Sardinia, Sa Dom'è S'Orcu, dating to the 10th-6th century BC. Also present is a Phoenician-Roman necropolis, in the archaeological park of Pill'è Matta, including more than 200 tombs. It was frequented from the 4th century BC to the 5th century AD. Other sights include the Nuraghe Arrù (13th-9th century BC) and the church of St. George Martyr; the latter was built by the Aragonese, over a pre-existing Pisan structure, in the 14th century, and houses a 16th-century retablo.

References[edit]

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

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