Comune di Terralba

Marceddì coastal tower

Location of Terralba in Sardinia

Coordinates: 39°43′N 8°38′E / 39.717°N 8.633°E / 39.717; 8.633Coordinates: 39°43′N 8°38′E / 39.717°N 8.633°E / 39.717; 8.633
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Oristano (OR)
Frazioni Marceddì e Tanca Marchese
  Total 34.9 km2 (13.5 sq mi)
Elevation 9 m (30 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
  Total 10,087
  Density 290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 09098
Dialing code 0783
Website Official website

Terralba (Sardinian: Terraba) is a comune (municipality) and former Latin Catholic bishopric in the Province of Oristano in the Italian island region Sardinia, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) northwest of Cagliari and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) south of Oristano. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 10,087 and an area of 34.9 square kilometres (13.5 sq mi).[1]

The municipality of Terralba contains the frazione (subdivision) Marceddì e Tanca Marchese.

Terralba borders the following municipalities: Arborea, Arbus, Guspini, Marrubiu, San Nicolò d'Arcidano and Uras.

Ecclesiastical history

In 1130 was established the Diocese of Terralba.

It was held in personal union (aeque principaliter) with the neighbouring Roman Catholic Diocese of Ales from 1503.12.08 until its suppression on 1986.09.30, when its territory were merged into Ales as the present Roman Catholic Diocese of Ales-Terralba, remaining a suffragan of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oristano.

Its former cathedral episcopal see dedicated to the Apostle Peter became the Co-Cathedral: Concattedrale di S. Pietro Apostolo, in Terralba.

Episcopal Ordinaries

(all Roman Rite)

Suffragan Bishops of Terralba

(first lacking?)

From 1503, see Roman Catholic Diocese of Ales, as its bishop always held the bishopric of Terralba until its full absorption in 1986.

Demographic evolution


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