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Comune di Nuxis
Panorama from Narcao
Panorama from Narcao
Nuxis is located in Sardinia
Location of Nuxis in Sardinia
Coordinates: 39°9′N 8°44′E / 39.150°N 8.733°E / 39.150; 8.733Coordinates: 39°9′N 8°44′E / 39.150°N 8.733°E / 39.150; 8.733
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province South Sardinia
 • Total 61.5 km2 (23.7 sq mi)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 1,719
 • Density 28/km2 (72/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 09010
Dialing code 0781

Nuxis is a comune (municipality) in the Province of South Sardinia in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 35 kilometres (22 mi) west of Cagliari and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) east of Carbonia. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 1,719 and an area of 61.5 square kilometres (23.7 sq mi).[1]

Nuxis borders the following municipalities: Assemini, Narcao, Santadi, Siliqua, Villaperuccio.

Demographic evolution[edit]

The village was founded around the year 1000 AD, though there is archaeological evidence of a nuragic settlement, and grew out of a farm settlement. Nuxis' pastoral settlement was aided by the presence of Benedectine monks in nearby Narcao and Flumentepido.[2] The small church, of area less than 100 square metres (1,100 sq ft), of Sant'Elia di Tattinu, located approximately 250 metres (820 ft) south of the village is a well-preserved monument of byzantine architecture in Sardinia.


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ S. Colomo, "Practical Guide to Sardinia", AFS 1993.