Tresnuraghes

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Tresnuraghes
Comune
Comune di Tresnuraghes
San Giorgio
San Giorgio
Coat of arms of Tresnuraghes
Coat of arms
Tresnuraghes is located in Italy
Tresnuraghes
Tresnuraghes
Location of Tresnuraghes in Italy
Coordinates: 40°15′N 8°31′E / 40.250°N 8.517°E / 40.250; 8.517Coordinates: 40°15′N 8°31′E / 40.250°N 8.517°E / 40.250; 8.517
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province Oristano (OR)
Frazioni Porto Alabe
Area
 • Total 31.55 km2 (12.18 sq mi)
Elevation 257 m (843 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)[1]
 • Total 1,261
 • Density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Demonym Tresnuraghesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 09079
Dialing code 0785
Patron saint St. George
Saint day April 23
Website Official website

Tresnuraghes is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Oristano in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 130 km northwest of Cagliari and about 40 km north of Oristano. The name means three nuraghes in Sardinian.

Geography[edit]

Tresnuraghes borders the following municipalities: Cuglieri, Flussio, Magomadas, Sennariolo.

Festivals[edit]

The Feast of Saint Mark is a traditional Sardinian feste, the most important one, which is a time of excess consumption that helps solidify the social community. Local shepherd families in this predominantly pastoral community offer sheep and oversee cooking them in a gesture of thanks to Providence. Other families offer bread as thanksgiving or for favors desired. Hundreds of people, mostly from Tresnuraghes, but a large number of outsiders as well, eat and drink to satiation together.[2]

Demographic evolution[edit]

See table below.

The Tower of Columbargia as seen from Porto Alabe, a località in the Comune of Tresnuraghes

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Counihan, Carole, The Anthropology of Food and Body, p. 39 

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