Ales, Sardinia

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Comune di Ales
Ales - Panorama (01).jpg
Ales is located in Sardinia
Location of Ales in 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
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province / Metropolitan city Oristano (OR)
Frazioni Zeppara
 • Total 21.65 km2 (8.36 sq mi)
Elevation 194 m (636 ft)
Population (31 December 2006)[1]
 • Total 1,571
 • Density 73/km2 (190/sq mi)
Demonym(s) aleresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 09091
Dialing code 0783
Patron saint Santi Pietro e Paolo
Saint day 29 June
Website Official website

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.

Antonio Gramsci and Fernando Atzori were born in Ales.

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


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: National Institute of Statistics (Italy) (Istat).