Nuxis is a comune (municipality) in the Province of South Sardinia in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 35 kilometres (22 mi) west of Cagliari and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) east of Carbonia.

Nuxis
Comune di Nuxis
Panorama from Narcao
Panorama from Narcao
Location of Nuxis
Nuxis is located in Italy
Nuxis
Nuxis
Location of Nuxis in Sardinia
Nuxis is located in Sardinia
Nuxis
Nuxis
Nuxis (Sardinia)
Coordinates: 39°9′N 8°44′E / 39.150°N 8.733°E / 39.150; 8.733Coordinates: 39°9′N 8°44′E / 39.150°N 8.733°E / 39.150; 8.733
CountryItaly
RegionSardinia
ProvinceSouth Sardinia
Government
 • MayorPiero Andrea Deias
Area
 • Total61.59 km2 (23.78 sq mi)
Elevation
196 m (643 ft)
Population
 (30 November 2017)[2]
 • Total1,559
 • Density25/km2 (66/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Nusciai
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
09010
Dialing code0781
WebsiteOfficial website

Nuxis borders the following municipalities: Assemini, Narcao, Santadi, Siliqua, Villaperuccio.

HistoryEdit

The village was founded around the year 1000 AD, though there is archaeological evidence of a nuragic settlement, and grew out of a farm settlement. Nuxis' pastoral settlement was aided by the presence of Benedictine monks in nearby Narcao and Flumentepido.[3]

Main sightsEdit

The small church, of area less than 100 square metres (1,100 sq ft), of Sant'Elia di Tattinu, located approximately 250 metres (820 ft) south of the village is an example of Byzantine architecture in Sardinia.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  3. ^ S. Colomo, "Practical Guide to Sardinia", AFS 1993.