Carbonia, Sardinia

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Carbonia
Comune
Comune di Carbonia
View of Carbonia
Carbonia, Sardinia is located in Italy
Carbonia
Location of Carbonia in Italy
Coordinates: 39°10′2″N 8°31′20″E / 39.16722°N 8.52222°E / 39.16722; 8.52222
CountryItaly
RegionSardinia
ProvinceCarbonia-Iglesias (CI)
FrazioniBacu Abis, Barbusi, Cannas, Corongiu, Cortoghiana, Genna Corriga, Flumentepido, Is Gannaus, Is Meis, Medadeddu, Medau Desogus, Serbariu, Sirai, Sirri
Government
 • MayorGiuseppe Casti
Area
 • Total145.63 km2 (56.23 sq mi)
Elevation111 m (364 ft)
Population (30 November 2012)[1]
 • Total28,637
 • Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
DemonymCarboniesi or Carboniensi
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code09013
Dialing code0781
Patron saintSt. Pontian
Saint dayThird Thursday of May
WebsiteOfficial website
 
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Carbonia
Comune
Comune di Carbonia
View of Carbonia
Carbonia, Sardinia is located in Italy
Carbonia
Location of Carbonia in Italy
Coordinates: 39°10′2″N 8°31′20″E / 39.16722°N 8.52222°E / 39.16722; 8.52222
CountryItaly
RegionSardinia
ProvinceCarbonia-Iglesias (CI)
FrazioniBacu Abis, Barbusi, Cannas, Corongiu, Cortoghiana, Genna Corriga, Flumentepido, Is Gannaus, Is Meis, Medadeddu, Medau Desogus, Serbariu, Sirai, Sirri
Government
 • MayorGiuseppe Casti
Area
 • Total145.63 km2 (56.23 sq mi)
Elevation111 m (364 ft)
Population (30 November 2012)[1]
 • Total28,637
 • Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
DemonymCarboniesi or Carboniensi
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code09013
Dialing code0781
Patron saintSt. Pontian
Saint dayThird Thursday of May
WebsiteOfficial website

Carbonia About this sound listen  is a town and comune, which along with Iglesias is a co-capital of the province of Carbonia-Iglesias, Sardinia, Italy. It is located in the south-west of the island, at about an hour by car or train from the regional capital, Cagliari.

Roma Square.

History[edit]

Carbonia was officially inaugurated on the 18 December 1938. Benito Mussolini ordered the building of the city and was present at its inauguration. The city was built in order to provide housing for the workforce of the nearby mines. The name Carbonia comes from the Italian word for coal, a resource that is abundant in this region.

The city has grown considerably since its birth in 1938, due to mass immigration of populations come from every region of Italy, in particular from Veneto, Sicily, Abruzzo, Marche, Basilicata and Campania, now boasting a population of over 30,000.

Since the mines' closing during the 1970s, Carbonia has had to deal with a high unemployment rate. After the closure of the mines the town's economy was converted on the metallurgical industry, so today most Carbonians find their employment in the heavy industry, but also in the tertiary sector.

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International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Carbonia is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population data from Istat

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