Ales, Sardinia

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Ales

Abas
Comune di Ales
Skyline of Ales
Location of Ales
Ales is located in Italy
Ales
Ales
Location of Ales in Sardinia
Ales is located in Sardinia
Ales
Ales
Ales (Sardinia)
Coordinates: 39°46′N 8°49′E / 39.767°N 8.817°E / 39.767; 8.817Coordinates: 39°46′N 8°49′E / 39.767°N 8.817°E / 39.767; 8.817
CountryItaly
RegionSardinia
ProvinceOristano (OR)
FrazioniZeppara
Government
 • MayorFrancesco Mereu
Area
 • Total22.45 km2 (8.67 sq mi)
Elevation
194 m (636 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total1,410
 • Density63/km2 (160/sq mi)
DemonymsAleresi
Abaresus
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
09091
Dialing code0783
Patron saintSts. Peter and Paul
Saint day29 June
WebsiteOfficial website

Ales (Sardinian: Abas) 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.

Antonio Gramsci and Fernando Atzori were born in Ales.

The nearest international airport is in Cagliari, at roughly 70 kilometres (43 mi) distance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: National Institute of Statistics (Italy) (Istat).