Villasimius

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Villasimius

Crabonaxa
Comune di Villasimius
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Coat of arms of Villasimius
Coat of arms
Location of Villasimius
Villasimius is located in Italy
Villasimius
Villasimius
Location of Villasimius in Sardinia
Villasimius is located in Sardinia
Villasimius
Villasimius
Villasimius (Sardinia)
Coordinates: 39°08′N 09°31′E / 39.133°N 9.517°E / 39.133; 9.517
CountryItaly
RegionSardinia
ProvinceSouth Sardinia
Government
 • MayorGianluca Dessì
Area
 • Total58.2 km2 (22.5 sq mi)
Elevation
41 m (135 ft)
Population
(November 30, 2017)[1]
 • Total3,710
 • Density64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Villasimiesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
09049
Dialing code070
Patron saintSaint Raphael
Saint dayOctober 24
WebsiteOfficial website

Villasimius ([villasˈsimjus]), Crabonaxa in Sardinian language, is a comune (municipality) in the Province of South Sardinia in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 35 kilometres (22 mi) east of Cagliari.

History[edit]

Due to its strategically important site, Villasimius' territory was inhabited since prehistoric times, as testified by nuraghe (19th-6th centuries BC), Phoenician-Carthaginian (7th-2nd centuries BC) and Roman (3rd century BC-6th century AD) remains.

During the giudicati (Sardinian kingdoms), Aragonese and Spanish reigns, the territory suffered numerous pirate raids, and became increasingly depopulated. The village name was, at least from the 13th century, Carbonara; this was repopulated from the early 19th century, when it was under the Kingdom of Sardinia-Piedmont, becoming a comune in 1838. Villasimius' economy was traditionally based on agriculture and shepherding and, from 1875, to the extraction of granite. Its tourism industry began in the late 1960s, and is now Villasimius' main economic activity.

In 1998 the Capo Carbonara National Marine Park was created. It encompasses all the waters surrounding the headlands in the eastern Gulf of Cagliari, from Villasimius' western border with Solanas, to its northern border with Castiadas.

Main sights[edit]

Beaches[edit]

Villasimius beach

Most important beaches [1] of the area are Cala Burroni, Cala Caterina, Campus, Piscadeddus, Porto Giunco, Porto Sa Ruxi, Punta Molentis, Simius, Spiaggia del Riso, Timi Ama.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Istat official population estimates". Retrieved April 2018. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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