San Gavino Monreale

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San Gavino Monreale
Santu ‘Engiu
Comune di San Gavino Monreale
San Gavino Monreale - Panorama (01).jpg
Coat of arms of San Gavino Monreale
Coat of arms
San Gavino Monreale is located in Sardinia
San Gavino Monreale
San Gavino Monreale
Location of San Gavino Monreale in Sardinia
Coordinates: 39°33′N 8°48′E / 39.550°N 8.800°E / 39.550; 8.800Coordinates: 39°33′N 8°48′E / 39.550°N 8.800°E / 39.550; 8.800
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province / Metropolitan city South Sardinia
 • Mayor Carlo Tomasi
 • Total 87.5 km2 (33.8 sq mi)
Elevation 51 m (167 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)[1]
 • Total 9,257
 • Density 110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sangavinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 09037
Dialing code 070
Patron saint Santa Chiara (St. Clare)
Saint day August 12

San Gavino Monreale (Sardinian: Santu ‘Engiu) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of South Sardinia in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northwest of Cagliari, and roughly halfway between the latter and the town of Oristano.

San Gavino Monreale borders the following municipalities: Gonnosfanadiga, Pabillonis, Sanluri, Sardara, Villacidro. It is home to a castle.


The area of San Gavino was already settled in the Nuragic era, but the centre is of medieval origine. It was a possession of the Giudicato of Arborea and, later, of the Aragonese, being mostly destroyed in the ensuing war. Subsequently it was a fief of the Centelles and of the Osorio families, who held it until 1839.

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  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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