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The PROVINCE OF ORISTANO (Italian : provincia di Oristano, Sardinian : provìntzia de Aristanis) is a province in the autonomous island region of Sardinia
Sardinia
in Italy. Its capital is the city of Oristano
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 province).

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 Communes * 3 References * 4 External links

HISTORY

The province of Oristano
Oristano
is the smallest province in Sardinia
Sardinia
and was formed from sections of the provinces of Cagliari and Nuoro . It occupies roughly the same area as the Giudicato of Arborea
Giudicato of Arborea
of the High Middle Ages . It borders Nuoro, Cagliari and the Sea of Sardinia
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.

The town Arborea
Arborea
was founded by Benito Mussolini
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 province of Oristano
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 province of Oristano
Oristano
was formed in 1975 and had been largely unaffected/undamaged by tourism.

COMMUNES

The province has a total of 78 communes, the largest of which are:

COMMUNE POPULATION

Oristano
Oristano
32,821

Terralba
Terralba
10,309

Cabras 8,860

Marrubiu
Marrubiu
5,023

Ghilarza 4,629

Mogoro 4,623

Santa Giusta 4,622

Arborea
Arborea
3,992

Samugheo
Samugheo
3,407

Uras 3,081

REFERENCES

* ^ "Provincia Oristano". ISTAT. Retrieved 9 July 2017. * ^ "Oristano". Upinet. Retrieved 1 August 2015. * ^ A B C Ros Belford; Martin Dunford; Celia Woolfrey (2003). Italy. Rough Guides. p. 1080. ISBN 978-1-84353-060-2 . * ^ A B C D Roy Palmer Domenico (2002). The Regions of Italy: A Reference Guide to History and Culture. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 262. ISBN 978-0-313-30733-1 . * ^ "Province of Oristano". Charming Sardinia. Retrieved 1 August 2015. * ^ "Oristano" (in Italian). Comuni-Italiani. Retrieved 1 August 2015.

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