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MACOMER

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Originally appearing in Volume V17, Page 266 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MACOMER, a village of Sardinia in the province of Cagliari, from which it is 95 M. N.N.W. by rail, and the same distance S.W. of Golfo degli Aranci. Pop. (19o1), 3488. It is situated 1890 ft. above sea-level on the southern ascent to the central plateau (the Campeda) of this part of Sardinia; and it is the junction of narrow-gauge lines branching from the main line east-wards to Nuoro and westwards to Bosa. The old parish church of S. Pantaleone has three Roman mile-stones in front of it, belonging to the Roman high-road from Carales to Turris Libisonis. The modern high-road follows the ancient. The district, especially the Campeda, is well fitted for grazing and horse and cattle breeding, which is carried on to a consider-able extent. It is perhaps richer in nuraghi than any other part of Sardinia.
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