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Geographical position and territory
this second largest Mediterranean island is situated in the
centre of the eastern Mediterranean, opposite to mainland
Italy. The distance between the northern and southern extremity
measures 270 km, whilst from the east to the west coast the
distance is 145 km. The total surface measures 24.090 km².
The coastline is 1.850 km long.
The highest peaks are:
the Punta Lamarmora reaching up to 1.834 m, the Bruncu Spina
boasting 1.829 m. and the Bruncu Allasu third highest mountain
with 1.701 m.
The longest river is :
the river Tirso with a length of 150 km. which lets out at
Oristano. From the mouth of the Flumendosa near Muravera to
it’s origins it’s 120 km. The only navigable river
is the river Temo of which the ultimate 6 km before letting
out at Bosa allow for navigation. Most rivers run dry during
the summer season.
There is only one natural lake, the Lago Baratz near Alghero.
All other lakes are artificial, weirs meant as water reserve
like Lago Omodeo, Lago Coghinas and Lago Flumendosa.
Italian is the official language. The Sardinians however have
their own language, a Roman language with many Latin and Spanish
Sardinia is an autonomous region within the Italian republic.
The island has four provinces: Cagliari, Oristano, Nuoro and
Agriculture - fruit and vegetables, grapes, olives and citrus
- and stock farming - sheep, goats, pigs and cows - are the
backbone of the island economy. Tourism and related activities
have known a significant growth over the past years. Still
the unemployment rate lies far above average, over 20 %. This
is also due to the fact that many local workers have seasonal