Comune di Villaputzu

Torre di Porto Corallo

Coat of arms

Location of Villaputzu in Sardinia

Coordinates: 39°26′N 9°35′E / 39.433°N 9.583°E / 39.433; 9.583Coordinates: 39°26′N 9°35′E / 39.433°N 9.583°E / 39.433; 9.583
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province / Metropolitan city Cagliari (CA)
Frazioni Quirra
  Total 181.6 km2 (70.1 sq mi)
Elevation 11 m (36 ft)
Population (31 December 2004)[1]
  Total 4,983
  Density 27/km2 (71/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Villaputzesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 09040
Dialing code 070
Patron saint St. George
Website Official website

Villaputzu, Bidda de Putzi or Biddeputzi in Sardinian language is a municipality in the Province of Cagliari in the Italian region and island of Sardinia, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northeast of the Sardinian capital Cagliari. It is located in a short plain at the mouth of the Flumendosa river, next to the Sarrabus hill.

The village of Villaputzu is a part of the historic region of Sarrabus, whose municipalities are Villaputzu, Muravera, San Vito and Castiadas.

Villaputzu and the Sarrabus in general are very popular as the birthplace of the most famous masters of launeddas musical instrument, such as Efisio Melis.

Demographic evolution


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