For the Sarda Bunkers SpA coaster, see SS Sarroch.
Comune di Sarroch

Location of Sarroch in Sardinia

Coordinates: 39°4′N 9°1′E / 39.067°N 9.017°E / 39.067; 9.017
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
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)[1]
  Total 5,259
  Density 77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sarrochesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 09018
Dialing code 070

Sarroch, S'Arrocu in sardinian language, is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Cagliari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) southwest of Cagliari.

Sarroch borders the following municipalities: Assemini, Capoterra, Pula, Villa San Pietro.

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,[2] based on the story of the refinery, was subject to censorship in Italy.

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  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. "Il documentario denuncia", La Repubblica
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