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Comune di Sarroch
Sarroch 01.jpg
Sarroch is located in Sardinia
Location of Sarroch in Sardinia
Coordinates: 39°4′N 9°1′E / 39.067°N 9.017°E / 39.067; 9.017
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Metropolitan city Cagliari (CA)
 • Mayor Salvatore Mattana
 • Total 67.83 km2 (26.19 sq mi)
Elevation 47 m (154 ft)
Population (30 November 2015)[1]
 • Total 5,259
 • Density 78/km2 (200/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sarrochesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 09018
Dialing code 070
Website Official website

Sarroch, Sarrocu or S'Arrocu in sardinian language, is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Cagliari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) southwest of Cagliari.

Sarroch borders the following municipalities: Assemini, Capoterra, Pula, Villa San Pietro.

Sarroch population grows to about 10,000 in the summer due to the tourist flow in the zones of Perda e Sali and Portu Columbu. The origins of the name are unknown. It might derive from the Phoenician "Sharak" meaning "bunch of grapes", or perhaps from the Catalan "S'arroch", with reference of the majestic rock that dominates the village.


Sarroch is the location of the oil refinery Saras S.p.A. owned by the Moratti family.

The refinery is one of the biggest in Europe and was the subject of scandals related to pollution and public incentives for renewable energy sources and also worker security. In 2009 the documentary-film Oil,[2] based on the story of the refinery, was subject to censorship in Italy.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ "Il documentario denuncia", La Repubblica