|Comune di Ales|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Oristano (OR)|
|• Total||21.65 km2 (8.36 sq mi)|
|Elevation||194 m (636 ft)|
|Population (31 December 2006)|
|• Density||73/km2 (190/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||Santi Pietro e Paolo|
|Saint day||29 June|
Ales (Abas in Sardinian language) is a small town in the province of Oristano on the island of Sardinia in the Mediterranean Sea. It lies on the eastern slopes of Mount Arci. This area is the only Sardinian source of obsidian.
Together with the town of Terralba, Ales forms the Roman Catholic diocese of Ales-Terralba. Its current bishop is Giovanni Dettori. Ales Cathedral, dedicated to Saint Peter, is the bishop's seat and also the town's most famous landmark, showing how Ales' religious importance outweighs its meagre population size of about 1600.
The nearest international airport is in Cagliari, at roughly 70 kilometres (43 mi) distance. The Zip Code is 09091 and the phone prefix is (+39) 0783
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