The PROVINCE OF ORISTANO (Italian : provincia di Oristano, Sardinian
: provìntzia de Aristanis) is a province in the autonomous island
Sardinia in Italy. Its capital is the city of
Oristano . It
has an area of 3,040 square kilometres (1,170 sq mi), a total
population of 160,746 (2016), and a population density of 53.7 people
per square kilometer. There are 78 municipalities (comuni ) in the
* 1 History
* 2 Communes
* 3 References
* 4 External links
The province of
Oristano is the smallest province in
Sardinia and was
formed from sections of the provinces of Cagliari and Nuoro . It
occupies roughly the same area as the
Giudicato of Arborea of the High
Middle Ages . It borders Nuoro, Cagliari and the Sea of
Sardinia . A
large area of the province's coastline is part of the gulf of Oristano
, and the land in the province is mainly flat and there is some
marshland. The province contains
Santa Giusta (commune) and Tharros
(former city), which both date from the Carthaginian Republic 's rule
of the area.
Arborea was founded by
Benito Mussolini 's fascist regime as
Mussolinia to be an experimental town, for which, farmers were moved
from Emilia Romagna and Veneto. The River Tirso flows through the
Oristano from the province of Nuoro, and its mouth is
located at the Gulf of Oristano. Temo is the only other river to flow
through the province. The town of
Bosa is located in the region
alongside a river and its medieval fortifications remain. The
Oristano was formed in 1975 and had been largely
unaffected/undamaged by tourism.
The province has a total of 78 communes, the largest of which are:
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* ^ A B C D Roy Palmer Domenico (2002). The Regions of Italy: A
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* ^ "Province of Oristano". Charming Sardinia. Retrieved 1 August
* ^ "Oristano" (in Italian). Comuni-Italiani. Retrieved 1 August