|Comune di Fordongianus|
Ancient Roman thermae
Location of Fordongianus in Sardinia
|Coordinates: 40°0′N 8°49′E / 40.000°N 8.817°ECoordinates: 40°0′N 8°49′E / 40.000°N 8.817°E|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Province of Oristano (OR)|
|• Total||39.4 km2 (15.2 sq mi)|
|Population (Dec. 2004)|
|• Density||26/km2 (68/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Fordongianus, Fordongiani in sardinian language, (Ancient Greek: Hydata Hypsitana, Latin: Aquae Hypsitanae or Forum Trajani,) 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).
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.
- Richard Talbert, Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World, (ISBN 0-691-03169-X), Map 48.
- Hazlitt's Classical Gazetteer, p. 42
- All demographics and other statistics: National Institute of Statistics (Italy) (Istat).
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.
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