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Ales, Sardinia: Ales is a small town in the province of Oristano on the island of Sardinia in the Mediterranean Sea. It lies on the eastern slopes of Mt. Arci. This area is the only Sardinian source of obsidian.Together with the town of Terralba, Ales forms the Roman-Catholic diocese of Ales-Terralba . Its current bishop is Giovanni Dettori. The town has its own Cathedral, the Cathedral of St. Pietro. This is also the most famous landmark, showing how Ales' religious importance outweighs its meagre population size of about 1600.Antonio Gramsci and Fernando Atzori were born in Ales.The nearest international airport is in Cagliari, at roughly 70 kilometers distance.
- also known as Ales
- part of Province of Oristano, Sardinia, Italy
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