Arbus, Sardinia

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Arbus
Comune di Arbus
Arbus - panoramio.jpg
Coat of arms of Arbus
Coat of arms
Location of Arbus
Arbus is located in Italy
Arbus
Arbus
Location of Arbus in Sardinia
Arbus is located in Sardinia
Arbus
Arbus
Arbus (Sardinia)
Coordinates: 39°32′N 8°36′E / 39.533°N 8.600°E / 39.533; 8.600
CountryItaly
RegionSardinia
ProvinceSouth Sardinia
FrazioniMontevecchio, Ingurtosu, S.Antonio di Santadi, Torre dei corsari, Pistis, Porto Palma, Gutturu e Flumini, Portu maga, Sa perda marcada
Government
 • MayorAntonello Ecca
Area
 • Total269.12 km2 (103.91 sq mi)
Elevation
311 m (1,020 ft)
Population
(30 November 2017)[1]
 • Total7,340
 • Density27/km2 (71/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Arburesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
09031
Dialing code070
WebsiteOfficial website

Arbus is a comune (municipality) in the Province of South Sardinia in the Italian region of Sardinia. Located in the southwest coast of the island, Arbus is known for its coastline, the Costa Verde, and for several archeological sites, such as the mines of Montevecchio.[2] With an area of 267 square kilometres (103 square miles), Arbus is the second largest municipality in Sardinia.

History[edit]

Traditional costume from Arbus.

Arbus has been inhabited by man since the ancient Neolithic. It includes a mountain district which separates Medio Campidano from the sea. There are numerous tombe dei giganti (Giant graves) in the district of Capo Pecora, and in other areas of territory.

Geography[edit]

Dune system of Piscinas

Located about 60 kilometres (37 miles) northwest of Cagliari and about 25 kilometres (16 miles) west of Sanluri on the Sardinian southwest coast, Arbus on 31 December 2004 had a population of 6,895.[3] The geology of Arbus is known as batolite ercinico Arburese.

Arbus is known for its coastline, known as Costa Verde. For both 2002 and 2003, the wide Arbus coasts were awarded "5 sails" by the Legambiente and Touring Club. Beaches include, from north to south, Capo Frasca, Pistis, Torre dei Corsari, Porto Palma, Babari, Funtanazza, Gutturu Flumini (Marina di Arbus), Portu Maga, Piscinas, Scivu and Capo Pecora.[4][5]

Piscinas is a sandy beach with a large dune system spanning approximately 5 square kilometres (2 square miles). Is considered one of the biggest dune systems in Europe.

Main sights[edit]

Main sights of Arbus include:

  • Museum of Sardinian Knife[6]
  • Monte Granatico
  • Church of the Beata Vergine d'Itria
  • Church of San Sebastiano
  • Church of Sant'Antonio di Santadi
  • Monte Arcuentu

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population data from ISTAT
  2. ^ Angei, Luca, Arbus tra storia e leggenda. Usanze e vita di un popolo, Cesmet, Naples 1995
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ Concas, Luciano, Arbus, coste incantate e fondali da sogno, Garau, Guspini 2007
  5. ^ Concas, Luciano, Arbus, le sue coste e i suoi fondali, Garau, Guspini 2003
  6. ^ Museum of Sardinian Knife

Sources[edit]

  • Angei, Luca, Arbus tra storia e leggenda. Usanze e vita di un popolo, Cesmet, Napoli, 1995
  • Caddeo, Antonello, Arbus. Immagini e ricordi dal passato, Editar, Cagliari, 1994
  • Concas, Luciano, Arbus, coste incantate e fondali da sogno, Garau, Guspini 2007
  • Concas, Luciano, Arbus, le sue coste e i suoi fondali, Garau, Guspini 2003
  • Mostallino Murgia, Costa Verde. Da Capo Frasca a Cala Domestica. La costa e l'interno, Zonza, Cagliari, 2005
  • Piras, Aldo, Pietro Leo e Raimondo Garau. Tempi e luoghi, Garau, Guspini, 2003

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