Arborea is a town and comune in the province of Oristano, Sardinia, Italy, whose economy is largely based on agriculture and cattle breeding with production of vegetables, rice, fruit and milk (notably the local milk product Arborea).
|Comune di Arborea|
|Frazioni||Centro I, Centro II, S'Ungroni, Luri, Linnas, Torrevecchia, Pompongias|
|• Mayor||Manuela Pintus|
|• Total||115 km2 (44 sq mi)|
|Elevation||7 m (23 ft)|
(30 April 2017)
|• Density||34/km2 (88/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||St. John Bosco|
|Saint day||January 31|
Arborea was built by the fascist government of Italy in the 1920s, after the draining of the marshes which covered the area. The village was populated by families, mostly composed of peasants, who came from the regions of Veneto and Friuli in north-eastern Italy.
Arborea is named for and lies within the medieval Giudicato of Arborea, which had its capital, at various periods, in nearby Tharros and Oristano. The town was originally named Villaggio Mussolini (with which it was inaugurated on October 29, 1928), by the fascist government in honor of the Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. Less than two years later, the name was revised to Mussolinia di Sardegna ("Mussolinia of Sardinia", to distinguish the town from Mussolinia di Sicilia, now Santo Pietro in the commune of Caltagirone, Province of Catania). The current name was adopted after World War II.
- "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- voce "Arborea" da F.C. Casula, Dizionario Storico Sardo, Carlo Delfino Editore, 2001, Sassari
Media related to Arborea at Wikimedia Commons
- History of Arborea and Mussolinia (in Italian)