Fordongianus

Fordongianus, (Sardinian: Fordongianis) (Ancient Greek: Hydata Hypsitana, Latin: Aquae Hypsitanae or Forum Trajani,[3][4]) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Oristano in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) northwest of Cagliari and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) northeast of Oristano. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 1,037 and an area of 39.4 square kilometres (15.2 sq mi).[5]

Fordongianus
Fordongianis
Comune di Fordongianus
Ancient Roman thermae
Ancient Roman thermae
Location of Fordongianus
Fordongianus is located in Italy
Fordongianus
Fordongianus
Location of Fordongianus in Sardinia
Fordongianus is located in Sardinia
Fordongianus
Fordongianus
Fordongianus (Sardinia)
Coordinates: 39°59′41″N 8°48′34″E / 39.994836°N 8.809556°E / 39.994836; 8.809556Coordinates: 39°59′41″N 8°48′34″E / 39.994836°N 8.809556°E / 39.994836; 8.809556
CountryItaly
RegionSardinia
ProvinceProvince of Oristano (OR)
Area
 • Total39.4 km2 (15.2 sq mi)
Population
 (Dec. 2004)[2]
 • Total1,037
 • Density26/km2 (68/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Fordongianesi
Fordongianesus
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
09083
Dialing code0783
WebsiteOfficial website

Fordongianus borders the following municipalities: Allai, Busachi, Ghilarza, Ollastra, Paulilatino, Siapiccia, Villanova Truschedu.

HistoryEdit

In antiquity, Fordongianus was called Forum Trajani in honor of Roman emperor Trajan, who is credited with the building of what are now considerable Roman remains, including those of a bridge, and of thermae on a scale of great magnificence (Valéry, Voy. en Sardaigne, vol. ii. c. 35). The city, in the interior of Sardinia, is known from the Itineraries, which place it on the road from Tibula, through the interior of the island, to Othoca. (Itin. Ant. p. 82.) Fordongianus sits on the left bank of the river Tirsi (ancient Thyrsus), about 25 kilometres (16 mi) from Oristano.

Demographic evolutionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ Richard Talbert, Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World, (ISBN 0-691-03169-X), Map 48.
  4. ^ Hazlitt's Classical Gazetteer, p. 42 Archived 2011-06-05 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ All demographics and other statistics: National Institute of Statistics (Italy) (Istat).

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