Nation profile

Sardinia
Sardigna

General information
Population
1,661,189inhabitants (2014)
Area
24.090 km²
Institutions
Regional Government and Regional Council of Sardinia
Major cities
Cagliari, Sassari, Oristano, Alghero
Administració estatal
Italy
Territorial languages
Sardinian, Catalan, Gallurese, Sassarese, Tabarchino Ligurian
Official languages
Italian
Major religion
Christianity (Catolicism)
National day
28 April

Politics

President of the Region: Francesco Pigliaru (Democratic Party), since 2014
Political system: Autonomous region with special statute within the unitary Italian State
Distribution of seats in the Regional Council (2014 election). 60 members:
-Francesco Pigliaru list - 53
  • Democratic Party - 18
  • Left Ecology Freedom - 4
  • Party of Sardinians - 2
  • Rossomori - 2
  • Democratic Centre - 2
  • Communist Refoundation - 2
  • Popular Christian Union - 1
  • Italian Socialist Party - 1
  • Italy of Values - 1
  • Independence Republic of Sardinia - 1
  • The Base Sardinia - 1
  • Francesco Pigliaru - 1
-Ugo Cappellacci list - 24
  • Forza Italia - 10
  • Centre Union - 4
  • Sardinian Reformers - 3
  • Sardinian Action Party - 2
  • Brothers of Italy - 2
  • Sardinian Democratic Union - 1
  • Free Zone Movement - 1
  • Ugo Cappellacci - 1
Government: Francesco Pigliaru List
Degree of autonomy
The island of Sardinia is one of the five autonomous territories within Italy, just as Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Sicily, Trentino-Alto Adige/South Tyrol and Aosta Valley. As these autonomies, Sardinia has one executive and one legislative body, called Giunta regionale and Consiglio regionale, which have powers on several issues.
Comments
Unlike the rest of autonomous territories in Italy, the Statute ruling the island recognizes the existence of the Sardinian people.

Links

Government
Regione Autonoma della Sardegna www.regione.sardegna.it
Consiglio Regionale della Sardegna http://consiglio.regione.sardegna.it
Language and culture
Sotziu Limba Sarda www.sotziulimbasarda.net
I Sardi www.isardi.net
Acadèmia ampidanesa de sa lingua sarda www.acalisa.org
Media
La Nuova Sardegna http://lanuovasardegna.repubblica.it
L'altra voce www.altravoce.net
Tempus Nostru www.tempusnostru.it

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