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Comune di Ballao
Coat of arms of Ballao
Coat of arms
Ballao is located in Sardinia
Location of Ballao in Sardinia
Coordinates: 39°33′N 9°22′E / 39.550°N 9.367°E / 39.550; 9.367
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province / Metropolitan city Cagliari (CA)
 • Mayor Severino Cubeddu
 • Total 46.7 km2 (18.0 sq mi)
Elevation 98 m (322 ft)
Population (30 November 2009[1])
 • Total 907
 • Density 19/km2 (50/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Ballaesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 09040
Dialing code 070

Ballao, (Ballau in the Sardinian language), is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cagliari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northeast of Cagliari, in the Gerrei traditional subregion.

It was founded around 1300, when the inhabitants of the ancient hill village of Nuraxi moved in the nearby plain, nearer to the Flumendosa river, to improve their agricultural output. It is home to the Funtana Coberta, a Bronze Age archaeological site.

Ballao borders the following municipalities: Armungia, Escalaplano, Goni, Perdasdefogu, San Nicolò Gerrei, Silius, Villaputzu.


  1. ^ Data from Istat

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