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Campidano
Campidano
(Sardinian: Campidànu) is a plain located in the south-western area of Sardinia, Italy, covering approximately 100 kilometres between Cagliari
Cagliari
and Oristano.

Contents

1 Geography 2 History 3 See also 4 References

Geography[edit]

Landscape in the ex Medio Campidano
Campidano
Province

Geologically, it is a graben, a tectonic structure formed in the mid-Pliocene/early Pleistocene
Pleistocene
(4 to 2 millions years ago). Later it was subject to large sedimentary deposition phenomena, creating an overall thickness of 600 m of sediments. The plain is crossed by the Tirso River, the longest in Sardinia. History[edit] Agriculture has been successful in Campidano
Campidano
since the Neolithic, continuing on through the Punic
Punic
and the Romans, who cultivated here grains and grape. Dams of the large Sardinian rivers nourish the artichoke and wheat cultures, also typical products of this zone. Paddy fields are present near Oristano. See also[edit]

Province of South Sardinia

References[edit]

Coordinates: 39°36′00″N 8°54′00″E / 39.6000°N 8.9000°E / 39.6000; 8.9000

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