6,442 (30 Apr 2015)
| Montevecchio, Ingurtosu, S.Antonio di Santadi, Torre dei corsari, Pistis, Porto Palma, Gutturu e Flumini, Portu maga, Sa perda marcada|
Province of Medio Campidano
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Arbus is a comune (municipality) in the Province of South Sardinia in the Italian region of Sardinia. Located in the southwest coast of the island, Arbus is known for its coastline, the Costa Verde, and for several archeological sites, such as the mines of Montevecchio. With an area of 267 square kilometres (103 square miles), Arbus is the second largest municipality in Sardinia.
Arbus, Sardinia Wikipedia
Arbus has been inhabited by man since the ancient Neolithic. It includes a mountain district which separates Medio Campidano from the sea. There are numerous tombe dei giganti (Giant graves) in the district of Capo Pecora, and in other areas of territory. Notable people who were born in Arbus are Pietro Leo (1766–1805) and Raimondo Garau (1767–1824).
Located about 60 kilometres (37 miles) northwest of Cagliari and about 25 kilometres (16 miles) west of Sanluri on the Sardinian southwest coast, Arbus on 31 December 2004 had a population of 6,895. The geology of Arbus is known as batolite ercinico Arburese.
Arbus is known for its coastline, known as Costa Verde. For both 2002 and 2003, the wide Arbus coasts were awarded "5 sails" by the Legambiente and Touring Club. Beaches include, from north to south, Capo Frasca, Pistis, Torre dei Corsari, Porto Palma, Babari, Funtanazza, Gutturu Flumini (Marina di Arbus), Portu Maga, Piscinas, Scivu and Capo Pecora.
Piscinas is a sandy beach with a large dune system spanning approximately 5 square kilometres (2 square miles). Is considered one of the biggest dune systems in Europe.
Main sights of Arbus include:Museum of Sardinian Knife
Church of the Beata Vergine d'Itria
Church of San Sebastiano
Church of Sant'Antonio di Santadi