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Comune di Cagliari
Cathedral of Cagliari
Cathedral of Cagliari
Flag of Cagliari
Coat of arms of Cagliari
Coat of arms
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province Cagliari (CA)
Frazioni Pirri, Poetto, Giorgino
 • Total 85.45 km2 (32.99 sq mi)
23 m (75 ft)
 (31 December 2012)
 • Total 149,575
 • Density 1,750.44/km2 (4,533.62/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Cagliaritani
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code 070
Patron saint St. Saturninus
Saint day October 30

Cagliari (Sardinian: Casteddu) is a city in the region of Sardinia in Italy. It is also the capital of the Province of Cagliari. Cagliari has one of the biggest ports in the Mediterranea Sea and an international airport.

There are 149,575 people living in the city. With an area of 85.45 km2 (32.99 sq mi), its population density is of 1,750.4 inhabitants/km². It is bordered by the comuni of Assemini, Capoterra, Elmas, Monserrato, Quartu Sant'Elena, Quartucciu, Selargius and Sestu.

It is also the seat of the University of Cagliari from 1607 and the Primate Roman Catholic archdiocese of Sardinia, from the 5th century AD.

Cagliari has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Csa in the Koeppen climate classification).

The metropolitan area of Cagliari

The urban area of Cagliari, with a total area of 1,113 km2 (429.73 sq mi), has a total population of about 420,000 inhabitants, of which 36.57% of them are in the city of Cagliari.

The metropolitan area of Cagliari is formed by the city of Cagliari and by 15 comuni.

Cagliari Metropolitan area map
Cagliari Metropolitan area map
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Comune Area
(in km²)
Population Distance from
city centre(km)
Cagliari 85.45 153,394 0
Assemini 117.50 26,703 14
Capoterra 68.25 23,995 20
Decimomannu 28.05 8,051 19
Elmas 13.70 9,270 10
Maracalagonis 101.60 7,808 18
Monserrato 6.50 20,278 7
Pula 138.79 7,249 33
Quartu Sant'Elena 96.20 69,245 9
Quartucciu 27.87 13,109 9
Sarroch 67.88 5,289 25
Selargius 26.71 28,978 9
Sestu 48.32 20,384 11
Settimo San Pietro 23.21 6,677 13
Sinnai 223.38 16,971 15
Villa San Pietro 39.61 2,065 29

Twin cities

The city of Cagliari has, as twin cities, the following cities:

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