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Comune di Villaputzu
Torre di Porto Corallo
Torre di Porto Corallo
Coat of arms of Villaputzu
Coat of arms
Villaputzu is located in Sardinia
Location of Villaputzu in Sardinia
Coordinates: 39°26′N 9°35′E / 39.433°N 9.583°E / 39.433; 9.583Coordinates: 39°26′N 9°35′E / 39.433°N 9.583°E / 39.433; 9.583
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province / Metropolitan city South Sardinia
Frazioni Quirra
 • Total 181.6 km2 (70.1 sq mi)
Elevation 11 m (36 ft)
Population (31 December 2004)[1]
 • Total 4,983
 • Density 27/km2 (71/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Villaputzesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 09040
Dialing code 070
Patron saint St. George
Website Official website

Villaputzu, Bidda de Putzi or Biddeputzi in Sardinian language is a municipality in the Province of South Sardinia in the Italian region and island of Sardinia, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northeast of the Sardinian capital Cagliari. It is located in a short plain at the mouth of the Flumendosa river, next to the Sarrabus hill.

The village of Villaputzu is a part of the historic region of Sarrabus, whose municipalities are Villaputzu, Muravera, San Vito and Castiadas.

Villaputzu and the Sarrabus in general are very popular as the birthplace of the most famous masters of launeddas musical instrument, such as Efisio Melis.

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

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