Italian Island of Sardinia in the Mediterranean40.1N 9.0E
Sardinia is an island and region of Italy, second in size only to Sicily among the islands of the western Mediterranean. Area 9,301 square miles (24,090 square km). As of 2006, its population was estimated at 1,655,677. The capital is Cagliari.
Sardinia (Italian: Sardegna) lies 120 miles (200 km) west of the mainland of Italy, 7.5 miles (12 km) south of the neighbouring French island of Corsica, and 120 miles (200 km) north of the coast of Africa.