Santa Giusta

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Santa Giusta

Santa Justa
Comune di Santa Giusta
view of Santa Giusta Cathedral
Coat of arms of Santa Giusta
Coat of arms
Location of Santa Giusta
Santa Giusta is located in Italy
Santa Giusta
Santa Giusta
Location of Santa Giusta in Sardinia
Santa Giusta is located in Sardinia
Santa Giusta
Santa Giusta
Santa Giusta (Sardinia)
Coordinates: 39°53′N 8°37′E / 39.883°N 8.617°E / 39.883; 8.617Coordinates: 39°53′N 8°37′E / 39.883°N 8.617°E / 39.883; 8.617
CountryItaly
RegionSardinia
ProvinceOristano (OR)
FrazioniCirras, Corte Baccas
Government
 • MayorAntonello Figus
Area
 • Total69.2 km2 (26.7 sq mi)
Population
 (30 November 2014)[3]
 • Total4,875
 • Density70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Santagiustesi
Santajustesus
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
09096
Dialing code0783
Patron saintSanta Giusta
WebsiteOfficial website

Santa Giusta (Sardinian: Santa Justa) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Oristano in the Italian region of Sardinia, located about 90 kilometres (56 miles) northwest of Cagliari and about 3 km (2 mi) southeast of Oristano in the Campidano area.

History[edit]

The site of the Phoenician port town of Othoca[4] is thought to be at the bottom of a lake separated from the Mediterranean by a small isthmus, and modern Santa Giusta occupies some ancient sites. Previous excavations recovered 50 amphorae and the first chamber tomb of Phoenician origin found in Italy. Archaeologists led by Carlo del Vais of the University of Cagliari plan to excavate a portion of the lake where 100 amphorae appear to be located on a wooden platform covered by a thick mud layer.[5]

Main sights[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: National Institute of Statistics (Italy) (Istat).
  4. ^ Richard Talbert, Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World, (ISBN 0-691-03169-X), Map 48.
  5. ^ "Excavation planned for Phoenician city." United Press International, 18 Aug. 2007. [1]