Province of Middle Campidano

Sardinia, Italy

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Province of Middle Campidano
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About Province of Middle Campidano

The province of Medio Campidano (Italian: province of Medio Campidano; Sardinian: prov├Čntzia de su Campidanu de Mesu) was a province in the autonomous region of Sardinia, Italy. As of 2015, the province had a population of 100,141 inhabitants on an area of 1,517.34 square kilometers (585.85 square miles), giving it a population density of 66 inhabitants per square kilometer. It had two capitals, Villacidro and Sanluri, with respectively 14,245 and 8,543 inhabitants. It was established in 2005 by a section of the province of Cagliari. It contained 28 municipalities (singular: municipality) and the president of the province was Fulvio Tocco.

The province contained the Nuragic archaeological site of Su Nuraxi in Barumini (now under the Province of Southern Sardinia), which was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1997.

Medio Campidano has been suppressed as a province by the 2016 regional decree of the Province of Southern Sardinia

History

The formation of the province was announced in 2001 by the Autonomous Region of Sardinia and officially became a province in May 2005 from a section of the province of Cagliari. On 6 May 2012, Sardinia's regional referendums were held concerning 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 Medio Campidano was ordered to form a new administrative body or to be abolished on March 1, 2013, but this deadline for constitutional changes has been extended to July 1, 2013. It subsequently formed a new administrative body.

Geography

The Province of Medio Campidano is located on the west side of the island of Sardinia, with a coast on the Mediterranean Sea. To the north is the province of Oristano, to the east the province of Cagliari and to the south, the provinces of Carbonia-Iglesias and Cagliari. The total area of Medio Campidano is 1,516 square kilometers (585 square miles), approximately 6.3% of the entire island. It is divided into 28 municipalities. The capitals are Sanluri to the east and Villacidro to the south. The environment is varied, with mountains, hills, plains and coasts. The province is one of the least populated and most unspoiled areas of the island and has earned the name of "Green Province".

The mining industry began to develop in the province in the nineteenth century due to the large reserves of lead, copper and silver, but the industry became uneconomic after the Second World War and all that remains now is industrial heritage. Olives and grapes are grown in the hilly districts and Sardinia is known for sheep farming. The Campidano plain is used for the harvest and produces rice, corn and sorghum.

Government

List of presidents of the Province of Medio Campidano

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