Montresta is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Oristano in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 140 kilometres (87 mi) northwest of Cagliari and about 50 kilometres (31 mi) north of Oristano. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 594 and an area of 23.8 square kilometres (9.2 sq mi).[3]

Montresta
Comune di Montresta
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Location of Montresta
Montresta is located in Italy
Montresta
Montresta
Location of Montresta in Sardinia
Montresta is located in Sardinia
Montresta
Montresta
Montresta (Sardinia)
Coordinates: 40°22′N 8°30′E / 40.367°N 8.500°E / 40.367; 8.500Coordinates: 40°22′N 8°30′E / 40.367°N 8.500°E / 40.367; 8.500
CountryItaly
RegionSardinia
ProvinceProvince of Oristano (OR)
Area
 • Total23.8 km2 (9.2 sq mi)
Population
 (Dec. 2004)[2]
 • Total594
 • Density25/km2 (65/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Montrestini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
08010
Dialing code0785

In 1746 about fifty Greek families of Maniot descent residing in Cargèse (Corsica) emigrated to Sardinia, where they obtained from Carlo Emanuele III territories in the area of the Villa of San Cristoforo di Montresta to establish their new settlement. However, nearly all the inhabitants of the village had been later killed off by the natives.[4][5]

Montresta borders the following municipalities: Bosa, Villanova Monteleone, Padria.

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. ^ All demographics and other statistics: National Institute of Statistics (Italy) (Istat).
  4. ^ Montresta, mistero greco in Planargia: chi ha fatto sparire i fondatori?, L'Unione Sarda
  5. ^ La sfortunata storia degli esuli greci che fondarono Montresta (vicino Bosa) Paradisola.it