Tresnuraghes

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Tresnuraghes
Comune di Tresnuraghes
San Giorgio
San Giorgio
Coat of arms of Tresnuraghes
Coat of arms
Location of Tresnuraghes
Tresnuraghes is located in Italy
Tresnuraghes
Tresnuraghes
Location of Tresnuraghes in Sardinia
Tresnuraghes is located in Sardinia
Tresnuraghes
Tresnuraghes
Tresnuraghes (Sardinia)
Coordinates: 40°15′N 8°31′E / 40.250°N 8.517°E / 40.250; 8.517Coordinates: 40°15′N 8°31′E / 40.250°N 8.517°E / 40.250; 8.517
CountryItaly
RegionSardinia
ProvinceOristano (OR)
FrazioniPorto Alabe
Area
 • Total31.55 km2 (12.18 sq mi)
Elevation
257 m (843 ft)
Population
 (Dec. 2004)[3]
 • Total1,261
 • Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Tresnuraghesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
09079
Dialing code0785
Patron saintSt. George
Saint dayApril 23
WebsiteOfficial website

Tresnuraghes is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Oristano in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 130 kilometres (81 mi) northwest of Cagliari and about 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of Oristano. The name means three nuraghes in Sardinian.

Geography[edit]

Tresnuraghes borders the following municipalities: Cuglieri, Flussio, Magomadas, Sennariolo.

Festivals[edit]

The Feast of Saint Mark is a traditional Sardinian feste, the most important one, which is a time of excess consumption that helps solidify the social community. Local shepherd families in this predominantly pastoral community offer sheep and oversee cooking them in a gesture of thanks to Providence. Other families offer bread as thanksgiving or for favors desired. Hundreds of people, mostly from Tresnuraghes, but a large number of outsiders as well, eat and drink to satiation together.[4]

Demographic evolution[edit]

See table below.

The Tower of Columbargia as seen from Porto Alabe, a località in the Comune of Tresnuraghes

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: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ Counihan, Carole, The Anthropology of Food and Body, p. 39

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