Province of Carbonia-Iglesias

Sardinia, Italy

Province of Carbonia-Iglesias
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About Province of Carbonia-Iglesias

The province of Carbonia-Iglesias (Italian: province of Carbonia-Iglesias, Sardinian: provìntzia de Carbònia-Igrèsias) was a province in the autonomous region of Sardinia, Italy. It included the historic area of Sulcis-Iglesiente and was the smallest province of Sardinia. It borders with the provinces of Cagliari and Medio Campidano. All three provinces (Carbonia-Iglesias, Cagliari and Medio Campidano) were suppressed by the regional decree in 2016.

As of 2015, it has a population of 127,857 inhabitants on an area of 1,499.71 square kilometers (579.04 square miles), giving it a population density of 85.25 people per square kilometer. The provincial president was Salvatore Cherchi. It had two provincial capitals, Carbonia and Iglesias, with populations of 29,007 and 27,332 respectively starting from 2015 .


The colonies in the province were established by the Phoenicians and the Carthaginians in the 9th or 8th century BC. Its mining industry developed during the nineteenth century because of its deposits of barium, copper, lead, silver and zinc, but this industry fell into decline after the Second World War. It was established in 2001 by a Sardinian regional law and became functional in 2005.

On 6 May 2012, the regional referendums of Sardinia took place regarding the abolition of some provinces and a variety of other issues. The suggestion to reform or abolish some provinces of Sardinia was approved by the Regional Council of Sardinia on May 24, 2012. Because of this, the province of Carbonia-Iglesias was ordered to form a new administrative body or to be abolished. March 1, 2013, but this deadline for constitutional changes has been extended to July 1, 2013. It has not been abolished as a relative regional law has not yet been created.


List of presidents of the Province of Carbonia-Iglesias

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