Cabras (Sardinian: Crabas) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Oristano in the Italian region of Sardinia, located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) northwest of Cagliari and about 6 kilometres (4 mi) northwest of Oristano.
|Comune di Cabras|
View of Cabras from the pond
|Frazioni||Funtana Meiga, Il Catalano, Isola Mal di Ventre, San Giovanni di Sinis, San Salvatore di Sinis, Solanas, Su Cungiau de Gerrusso, Porto Suedda|
|• Mayor||Andrea Abis|
|• Total||102.26 km2 (39.48 sq mi)|
|Elevation||6 m (20 ft)|
|• Density||90/km2 (230/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||St. Mary|
|Saint day||24 May|
Cabras borders the following municipalities: Nurachi, Oristano, Riola Sardo. It is home to several churches - a parish church, in the Baroque style, and a Church of the Holy Spirit, dating to 1601 with two Gothic aisles. It is also home to the Phoenician archaeological site of Tharros.
Cabras appeared in the 11th century, when the town of Tharros was abandoned due to raids from North African pirates. The inhabitants first settled near the castle, scant remains of which can be seen near the parish church.
Under the Giudicato of Arborea it had some importance as the court of the giudice (duke) was held in its castle. After the fall of the giudicato, it was ruled by several feudal lords. In the 19th century it was included in the province of Oristano, until being annexed in 1859 to the province of Cagliari. Cabras returned to Oristano in 1974.
- "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- All demographics and other statistics: National Institute of Statistics (Italy) (Istat).
- "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
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