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Cagliari

City of multi-year history is a university and archbishop's seat;  Cagliari overlooks the center of the gulf of the Angels, In the southern coast of Sardinia.

The city, which develops around the hill of the historic district of Castello, Is bounded to the east by the Sella del Diavolo and the pond of Molentargius, To the west by the pond of Cagliari, to the south by the Tyrrhenian Sea And to the north by the hill of San Michele and the plain of the Campidano.  

It has in common with Rome, Lisbon, Prague and Istanbul The fact that it was built on seven calcareous hills Which identify as many city quarters: Castello(castle), Tuvumannu/Tuvixeddu, Mount Claro, Mount Urpinu, Bonaria’s hill, San Michele’s hill, Calamosca/sella del diavolo(devil’s seat).

The city is characterized by hilly areas, Where the historic quarters and flat areas arise, Where most neighborhoods are located since the 19th century.  The name Karali, consists of a root * kar and suffix -ali And finds feedbacks with  Carallai di Sorradile, Caraglio of Corsica, Caralis of Pepidia's Panfilia and of Issauria and Caralitis. The "kar" root in ancient Mediterranean languages Meant "stone/rock" and suffix "al" gave collective value; It would be so Karali, which would mean a "rocky resort". 

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