|Comune di Sarroch|
|Province||Province of Cagliari (CA)|
|• Total||67.9 km2 (26.2 sq mi)|
|Population (Dec. 2004)|
|• Density||78/km2 (200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Sarroch, S'Arroccu in sardinian language, is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cagliari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 20 km southwest of Cagliari. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 5,277 and an area of 67.9 km².
Sarroch, which is situated twenty five kilometres from Cagliari, has 5.600 inhabitants. This number becomes 10.000 in the summer with the invasion of the zones of Perda e Sali and Portu Columbu. The origin of the name is mysterious. It might derive from the Phonenician "Sharak" meaning bunch of grapes, or perhaps from the Catalan "S'arroch" with clear reference of the majestic rock that dominates the village.
Sarroch is the location of the famous oil refinery Saras S.p.A. owned by an important Italian family (Massimo Moratti). The refinery is one of the biggest in Europe and was the subject of scandals related to pollution and public incentives for renewable energy sources and also workers security. In 2009 the documentary-film Oil  based on the story of the refinery was subject to censorship in Italy.
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- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
- "Il documentario denuncia", La Repubblica
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