Cagliari has a population of about 180,000 inhabitants.
It is the main commercial and industrial center of the island. The economy of the city is based on the commercial activity of its port, one of the biggest container terminals on the Mediterranean sea, and a strong mining industry.
Cagliari also has one of the largest fish markets in all of Italy with a vast array of fish for sale to both the public and trade.
The communications provider Tiscali has its headquarters in town.
Tourism is also one of the major industries of the city.
Traces of the first settlement in this area have been dated back to the Neolithic period.
The name derives from Karallai , a name the Nuragi people gave it.
In 1626 the University of Cagliari was founded. This event contributed to enhancing the role of the city throughout the region.
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