Terralba

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Terralba
Terraba
Comune
Comune di Terralba
Marceddì coastal tower
Marceddì coastal tower
Terralba is located in Sardinia
Terralba
Terralba
Location of Terralba in Sardinia
Coordinates: 39°43′N 8°38′E / 39.717°N 8.633°E / 39.717; 8.633Coordinates: 39°43′N 8°38′E / 39.717°N 8.633°E / 39.717; 8.633
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Oristano (OR)
Frazioni Marceddì e Tanca Marchese
Area
 • Total 34.9 km2 (13.5 sq mi)
Elevation 9 m (30 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 10,087
 • Density 290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 09098
Dialing code 0783
Website Official website

Terralba (Sardinian: Terraba) is a comune (municipality) and former Latin Catholic bishopric in the Province of Oristano in the Italian island region Sardinia, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) northwest of Cagliari and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) south of Oristano. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 10,087 and an area of 34.9 square kilometres (13.5 sq mi).[1]

The municipality of Terralba contains the frazione (subdivision) Marceddì e Tanca Marchese.

Terralba borders the following municipalities: Arborea, Arbus, Guspini, Marrubiu, San Nicolò d'Arcidano and Uras.

Ecclesiastical history[edit]

In 1130 was established the Diocese of Terralba.

It was held in personal union (aeque principaliter) with the neighbouring Roman Catholic Diocese of Ales from 1503.12.08 until its suppression on 1986.09.30, when its territory were merged into Ales as the present Roman Catholic Diocese of Ales-Terralba, remaining a suffragan of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oristano.

Its former cathedral episcopal see dedicated to the Apostle Peter became the Co-Cathedral: Concattedrale di S. Pietro Apostolo, in Terralba.

Episcopal Ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman Rite)

Suffragan Bishops of Terralba

(first lacking?)

  • Mariano (1144 – 1147)
  • Ildebrandino (1147 – 1182)
  • Mariano Zorrachi (1182 – 1206)
  • Torgotorio de Muru (1210 – 1224), later Metropolitan Archbishop of Oristano (Italy) (1224 – 1244)
  • Guantino da Siuru (1228 – 1248)
  • Furato (? – 1300)
  • Oddone Sala (Otho), Dominican Order (O.P.) (1300 – 1302), later Bishop of Pula (Croatia) (1302 – 1308), Metropolitan Archbishop of Oristano (Italy) (1308 – 1312.05.10), Metropolitan Archbishop of Pisa (Italy) (1312.05.10 – 1323.06.26), Apostolic Administrator of Territorial Abbacy of Montecassino (Italy) (1323.06.06 – 1325.05.03), Latin Titular Patriarch of Alexandria (1323.06.26 – death 1325.05.03)
  • Roberto Vacca, Conventual? Franciscans (O.F.M. ?Conv.) (1302 – 1329)
  • Martino, Augustinian Order (O.E.S.A.) (1329 – death 1332)
  • Giovanni Rossi, Carmelite Order (O. Carm.) (1332.04.06 – 1356)
  • Guglielmo d’Aragona, O.P. (1356 – death 1364)
  • Giovanni (1364.07.23 – 1389), previously Bishop of Bisaccia (Italy) (? – 1364.07.23)
  • Francesco Pasarino (1378 – 1388)
  • Fennis (1388 – 1409)
  • uncanonical: Pietro Ferrari, O.F.M. (1389 – 1412), without papal mandate
  • Francesco (1409 – 1411)
  • uncanonical: Francesco de Roma, O.E.S.A. (1411 – 1412), without papal mandate
  • uncanonical: Guglielmo Vacca, O.P. (1412 – 1419), without papal mandate
  • Matteo Serra, O.P. (1419.06.21 – death 1425)
  • Domenico Di Giovanni, O.P. (1425.02.28 – 1436)
  • Giacomo Fortesa (1436.06.27 – 1443)
  • Giovanni de Aranda, O.E.S.A. (1443.09.06 – 1444?)
  • Bernardo Michele, O.P. (1444.10.16 – death 1454), concurrently Bishop of Ales (Italy) (1444.10.16 – 1454)
  • Antonio di Vich (1454.12.18 – 1463), concurrently Bishop of Ales
  • Giovanni de la Bona (1463.12.18 – death 1475.08.18), concurrently Bishop of Ales
  • Giovanni Pellis (1475.08.18 – death 1484)
  • Giovanni Orient (1484.09.22 – death 1503), the last separate bshop of Terralba
From 1503, see Roman Catholic Diocese of Ales, as its bishop always held the bishopric of Terralba until its full absorption in 1986.

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

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

Sources and External links[edit]