Arborea

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Arborea
Comune di Arborea
Arborea Sardegna.jpg
Coat of arms of Arborea
Coat of arms
Location of Arborea
Arborea is located in Italy
Arborea
Arborea
Location of Arborea in Sardinia
Arborea is located in Sardinia
Arborea
Arborea
Arborea (Sardinia)
Coordinates: 39°46′N 08°35′E / 39.767°N 8.583°E / 39.767; 8.583
CountryItaly
RegionSardinia
ProvinceOristano (OR)
FrazioniCentro I, Centro II, S'Ungroni, Luri, Linnas, Torrevecchia, Pompongias
Government
 • MayorManuela Pintus
Area
 • Total115 km2 (44 sq mi)
Elevation
7 m (23 ft)
Population
 (30 April 2017)[2]
 • Total3,900
 • Density34/km2 (88/sq mi)
DemonymsArborensi
Arborensus
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
09092
Dialing code0783
Patron saintSt. John Bosco
Saint dayJanuary 31
WebsiteOfficial website

Arborea is a town and comune in the province of Oristano, Sardinia, Italy, whose economy is largely based on agriculture, with production of vegetables, rice and fruit.

History[edit]

Arborea was built by the fascist government of Italy in the 1920s, after the draining of the marshes which covered the area. The village was populated by families, mostly composed of peasants, who came from the regions of Veneto and Friuli in north-eastern Italy.

Name[edit]

Arborea is named for and lies within the medieval Giudicato of Arborea, which had its capital, at various periods, in nearby Tharros and Oristano. The town was originally named Villaggio Mussolini (with which it was inaugurated on October 29, 1928), by the fascist government. Less than two years later, the name was revised to Mussolinia di Sardegna ("Mussolinia of Sardinia", to distinguish the town from Mussolinia di Sicilia, now Santo Pietro in the commune of Caltagirone, Province of Catania).[3] The current name was adopted after World War II.

Twin towns[edit]

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. ^ voce "Arborea" da F.C. Casula, Dizionario Storico Sardo, Carlo Delfino Editore, 2001, Sassari

External links[edit]

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