Province of Oristano
|Province of Oristano|
Map highlighting the location of the province of Oristano in Italy
|• President||Massimiliano de Seneen|
|• Total||3,040 km2 (1,170 sq mi)|
|• Density||55/km2 (140/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||09020, 09070-09086, 09088-09099, 09170|
|Telephone prefix||0758, 0783, 0785, 0885|
The province of Oristano (Italian: provincia di Oristano, Sardinian: provìntzia de Aristanis) is a province in the autonomous island region of Sardinia in Italy. Its capital is the city of Oristano. It has an area of 3,040 square kilometres (1,170 sq mi), a total population of 167,971 (2001), and a population density of 55.2 people per square kilometer. There are 78 municipalities (comuni) in the province).
The province of Oristano is the smallest province in Sardinia and was formed from sections of the provinces of Cagliari and Nuoro. It occupies roughly the same area as the Giudicato of Arborea of the High Middle Ages. It borders Nuoro, Cagliari and the Sea of Sardinia. A large area of the province's coastline is part of the gulf of Oristano, and the land in the province is mainly flat and there is some marshland. The province contains Santa Giusta (commune) and Tharros (former city), which both date from the Carthaginian Republic's rule of the area.
The town Arborea was founded by Benito Mussolini's fascist regime as Mussolinia to be an experimental town, for which, farmers were moved from Emilia Romagna and Veneto. The River Tirso flows through the province of Oristano from the province of Nuoro, and its mouth is located at the Gulf of Oristano. Temo is the only other river to flow through the province. The town of Bosa is located in the region alongside a river and its medieval fortifications remain. The province of Oristano was formed in 1975 and had been largely unaffected/undamaged by tourism.
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