Campidano (Sardinian: Campidànu) is a plain located in the
south-western area of Sardinia, Italy, covering approximately 100
Cagliari and Oristano.
3 See also
Landscape in the ex Medio
Geologically, it is a graben, a tectonic structure formed in the
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.
Agriculture has been successful in
Campidano since the Neolithic,
continuing on through the
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.
Province of South Sardinia
Coordinates: 39°36′00″N 8°54′00″E / 39.6000°N
8.9000°E / 39.6000; 8.9000
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