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Comune di Monserrato
Church of Sant'Ambrogio
Church of Sant'Ambrogio
Coat of arms of Monserrato
Coat of arms
Monserrato is located in Sardinia
Location of Monserrato in Sardinia
Coordinates: 39°15′N 9°9′E / 39.250°N 9.150°E / 39.250; 9.150
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Metropolitan city Cagliari (CA)
 • Mayor Tomaso Antonio Locci
 • Total 6.4 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
Elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Population (30 November 2015)[1]
 • Total 20,108
 • Density 3,100/km2 (8,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Monserratini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 09042
Dialing code 070
Patron saint St. Ambrose
Saint day December 7
Website Official website

Monserrato (Pauli or Paulli in Sardinian language) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Cagliari, southern Sardinia, Italy, located about 5 kilometres (3 mi) northeast of Cagliari.

Monserrato borders the following municipalities: Cagliari, Quartu Sant'Elena, Quartucciu, Selargius, Sestu. Sights include the Gothic church of Sant'Ambrogio.


In the Middle Ages, the village was known as Pauli, and was part of the Giudicato of Cagliari. Later owned by the Republic of Pisa, the House of Aragon and the Giudicato of Arborea, it was depopulated by plague in 1348. Later it was a Spanish and then Savoyard fief.

Monserrato was an autonomous commune until 1928, when it was annexed to Cagliari. It remained a district of the latter until 1991, when it was separated with a local referendum. Since 1995 [2] the town has been part of the newly instituted Cagliari metropolitan area.


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ (in Italian) Documents about the Cagliari Metropolitan Area Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine.

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