Comune di Gonnesa

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Location of Gonnesa in Sardinia

Coordinates: 39°16′N 8°28′E / 39.267°N 8.467°E / 39.267; 8.467
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province / Metropolitan city South Sardinia
Frazioni Normann, Nuraxi Figus
  Mayor Hansel Cabiddu
  Total 47.5 km2 (18.3 sq mi)
Elevation 40 m (130 ft)
Population (30 November 2008[1])
  Total 5,149
  Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Gonnesini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 09010
Dialing code 0781
Patron saint St. Andrew
Saint day 30 November
Website Official website

Gonnesa is a comune (municipality) in the Province of South Sardinia in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) west of Cagliari and about 14 kilometres (9 mi) northwest of Carbonia, in the Iglesiente subregion.

The town was refounded in the late 18th century by the local feudatory. During the 19th century it's territory was affected by the resumption of mining which contributed significantly to its population growth .

In the Municipality of Gonnesa is located the mine of Nuraxi Figus, the last active coal mine in Italy today.

In its territory there is an important archaeological site, the nuraghe Seruci, and beach of almost 4 kilometres (2 mi) along which it is possible to surf, especially in a spot called Funtanamare. The other two spots are called Plag' 'e Mesu ("Middle Beach" in Sardinian language, and Porto Paglia. Gonnesa borders the following municipalities: Carbonia, Iglesias, Portoscuso.


  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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