Comune di Fordongianus

Ancient Roman thermae

Location of Fordongianus in Sardinia

Coordinates: 40°0′N 8°49′E / 40.000°N 8.817°E / 40.000; 8.817Coordinates: 40°0′N 8°49′E / 40.000°N 8.817°E / 40.000; 8.817
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Oristano (OR)
  Total 39.4 km2 (15.2 sq mi)
Population (Dec. 2004)
  Total 1,037
  Density 26/km2 (68/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Fordongianesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 09083
Dialing code 0783
Website Official website

Fordongianus, Fordongiani in sardinian language, (Ancient Greek: Hydata Hypsitana, Latin: Aquae Hypsitanae or Forum Trajani,[1][2]) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Oristano in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) northwest of Cagliari and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) northeast of Oristano. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 1,037 and an area of 39.4 square kilometres (15.2 sq mi).[3]

Fordongianus borders the following municipalities: Allai, Busachi, Ghilarza, Ollastra, Paulilatino, Siapiccia, Villanova Truschedu.


In antiquity, Fordongianus was called Forum Trajani in honor of Roman emperor Trajan, who is credited with the building of what are now considerable Roman remains, including those of a bridge, and of thermae on a scale of great magnificence (Valéry, Voy. en Sardaigne, vol. ii. c. 35). The city, in the interior of Sardinia, is known from the Itineraries, which place it on the road from Tibula, through the interior of the island, to Othoca. (Itin. Ant. p. 82.) Fordongianus sits on the left bank of the river Tirsi (ancient Thyrsus), about 25 kilometres (16 mi) from Oristano.

Demographic evolution


  1. Richard Talbert, Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World, (ISBN 0-691-03169-X), Map 48.
  2. Hazlitt's Classical Gazetteer, p. 42
  3. All demographics and other statistics: National Institute of Statistics (Italy) (Istat).
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