Sarroch, Sarrocu or S'Arrocu in sardinian language, is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Cagliari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) southwest of Cagliari.
|Comune di Sarroch|
|Metropolitan city||Cagliari (CA)|
|• Mayor||Salvatore Mattana|
|• Total||67.83 km2 (26.19 sq mi)|
|Elevation||47 m (154 ft)|
(30 November 2015)
|• Density||78/km2 (200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Sarroch population grows to about 10,000 in the summer due to the tourist flow in the zones of Perda e Sali and Portu Columbu. The origins of the name are unknown. It might derive from the Phoenician "Sharak" meaning "bunch of grapes", or perhaps from the Catalan "S'arroch", with reference of the majestic rock that dominates the village.
Sarroch is the location of the oil refinery Saras S.p.A. owned by the Moratti family.
The refinery is one of the biggest in Europe and was the subject of scandals related to pollution and public incentives for renewable energy sources and also worker security. In 2009 the documentary-film Oil, based on the story of the refinery, was subject to censorship in Italy.
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- "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
- "Il documentario denuncia", La Repubblica