Assemini

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Assemini

Assèmini
Comune di Assemini
Saint Peter parish
Saint Peter parish
Coat of arms of Assemini
Coat of arms
Location of Assemini
Assemini is located in Italy
Assemini
Assemini
Location of Assemini in Sardinia
Assemini is located in Sardinia
Assemini
Assemini
Assemini (Sardinia)
Coordinates: 39°17′N 9°0′E / 39.283°N 9.000°E / 39.283; 9.000Coordinates: 39°17′N 9°0′E / 39.283°N 9.000°E / 39.283; 9.000
CountryItaly
RegionSardinia
Metropolitan cityCagliari (CA)
Government
 • MayorSabrina Licheri (M5S)
Area
 • Total117.5 km2 (45.4 sq mi)
Elevation
6 m (20 ft)
Population
(31 December 2017)
 • Total26,901
 • Density230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Asseminesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
09032
Dialing code070
Patron saintSt. Peter
Saint dayJune 29
WebsiteOfficial website

Assemini, Assèmini in Sardinian language, is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Cagliari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 12 kilometres (7 mi) northwest of Cagliari in the plain of the Cixerri, Flumini Mannu and Sa Nuxedda rivers. It includes notable forest area which are part of the Sulcis Regional Park. It has also a long tradition in the production of ceramics, lasting from the Carthaginian domination.

View of Monte Lattias in the territory of Assemini.

Assemini is part of the Cagliari metropolitan area and borders the following municipalities: Cagliari, Capoterra, Decimomannu, Elmas, Nuxis, San Sperate, Santadi, Sarroch, Sestu, Siliqua, Uta, Villa San Pietro.

Main sights[edit]

  • Historical Campidano-type houses.
  • Church of St. Peter, dating from 11th century but mostly rebuilt in Gothic style under the Aragonese domination in the 16th century. The square façade and the lower part of the bell tower are from the 18th century. The interior has a nave with side chapels in Gothic style.
  • Pre-Romanesque Church and Oratory of St. John (San Giovanni, 9th-10th century). It is unusual for its cross plan enclosed within a square, surmounted by a dome, while the arms of the cross are barrel-vaulted. The façade is in limestone.

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References[edit]

Traditional dresses

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