Gonnesa is a comune (municipality) in the Province of South Sardinia in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) west of Cagliari and about 14 kilometres (9 mi) northwest of Carbonia, in the Iglesiente subregion.

Gonnesa
Comune di Gonnesa
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Coat of arms of Gonnesa
Location of Gonnesa
Gonnesa is located in Italy
Gonnesa
Gonnesa
Location of Gonnesa in Sardinia
Gonnesa is located in Sardinia
Gonnesa
Gonnesa
Gonnesa (Sardinia)
Coordinates: 39°16′N 8°28′E / 39.267°N 8.467°E / 39.267; 8.467
CountryItaly
RegionSardinia
ProvinceSouth Sardinia
FrazioniNormann, Nuraxi Figus
Government
 • MayorHansel Cabiddu
Area
 • Total47.5 km2 (18.3 sq mi)
Elevation
40 m (130 ft)
Population
 (30 November 2008[1])[2]
 • Total5,149
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Gonnesini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
09010
Dialing code0781
Patron saintSt. Andrew
Saint day30 November
WebsiteOfficial website

The town was refounded in the late 18th century by the local feudatory. During the 19th century its territory was affected by the resumption of mining which contributed significantly to its population growth .

In the Municipality of Gonnesa is located the mine of Nuraxi Figus, the last active coal mine in Italy today.

In its territory there is an important archaeological site, the nuraghe Seruci, and beach of almost 4 kilometres (2 mi) along which it is possible to surf, especially in a spot called Funtanamare. The other two spots are called Plag' 'e Mesu ("Middle Beach" in Sardinian language, and Porto Paglia. Gonnesa borders the following municipalities: Carbonia, Iglesias, Portoscuso.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.

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