|Comune di Sarroch|
Location of Sarroch in Sardinia
|Coordinates: 39°4′N 9°1′E / 39.067°N 9.017°E|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Cagliari (CA)|
|• Mayor||Salvatore Mattana|
|• Total||67.9 km2 (26.2 sq mi)|
|Elevation||47 m (154 ft)|
|Population (30 November 2015)|
|• Density||77/km2 (200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Sarroch population grows to about 10,000 in the summer with the invasion of the zones of Perda e Sali and Portu Columbu. The origin of the name is mysterious. It might derive from the Phonenician "Sharak" meaning bunch of grapes, or perhaps from the Catalan "S'arroch" with clear reference of the majestic rock that dominates the village.
Sarroch is the location of the oil refinery Saras S.p.A. owned by an important Italian family (Massimo Moratti). 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.
- Oil, documentary film directed by Massimiliano Mazzotta. It explores the impact of oil development (implemented by the factory of Saras SpA) on the earth and the life of the local population.
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