San Giovanni Suergiu

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San Giovanni Suergiu
Comune
Comune di San Giovanni Suergiu
Panorama of Palmas
Panorama of Palmas
Coat of arms of San Giovanni Suergiu
Coat of arms
San Giovanni Suergiu is located in Italy
San Giovanni Suergiu
San Giovanni Suergiu
Location of San Giovanni Suergiu in Italy
Coordinates: 39°7′N 8°31′E / 39.117°N 8.517°E / 39.117; 8.517
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province Carbonia-Iglesias (CI)
Frazioni is Urigus, is Loccis, Palmas, Matzaccara, is Loccis Santus, is Cordeddas, Funtannona
Government
 • Mayor Federico Palmas
Area
 • Total 70.6 km2 (27.3 sq mi)
Elevation 16 m (52 ft)
Population (31 December 2009[1])
 • Total 6,044
 • Density 86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Demonym Sangiovannesi or Santuannesus
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 09010
Dialing code 0781
Patron saint St. John the Baptist
Saint day 24 June
Website Official website

San Giovanni Suergiu, Santu Giuanni de Suergiu in sardinian language, is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Carbonia-Iglesias in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) west of Cagliari and about 4 kilometres (2 mi) south of Carbonia.

San Giovanni Suergiu borders the following municipalities: Carbonia, Giba, Portoscuso, Sant'Antioco, Tratalias.

Main sights[edit]

  • Church of St. Mary of Palmas, in Pisan-Romanesque style (12th century)
  • Church of St. John the Baptist (14th century)
  • Remains of the Castle of Palmas (11th century)
  • Neolithic necropolis of Locci Santu, belonging to the Ozieri culture and including 13 domus de janas
  • Several nuraghe and the giants' grave of Craminalana
  • Natural preserve of Punt'e Trettu

References[edit]

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