|— Comune —|
|Comune di Portoscuso|
|Frazioni||Paringianu, Brunc' 'e Teula, Portovesme|
|• Mayor||Adriano Puddu|
|• Total||39.1 km2 (15.1 sq mi)|
|Elevation||6 m (20 ft)|
|Population (31 December 2004)|
|• Density||140/km2 ( 360/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||San Giovanni Battista (John the Baptist), Santa Maria d'Itria|
Portoscuso is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Carbonia-Iglesias in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 75 km west of Cagliari and about 14 km northwest of Carbonia. The languages used here is Italian and Sardinian Campidanese.
The town originated a hamlet inhabited by tuna and coral fishermen. It became a comune in 1853. Notable sights include the Spanish Tower, the church of Madonna d'Itria and Arsenal (known as Su Pranu).
At Portoscuso, there is Sulcis Power Station, the largest power station of Sardinia, whose chimney is the tallest man-made structure on Sardinia.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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