Șeitin

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Șeitin
Commune
Șeitin is located in Romania
Șeitin
Șeitin
Coordinates: 46°6′N 20°51′E / 46.100°N 20.850°E / 46.100; 20.850
Country  Romania
County Arad County
Population (2002)[1] 2,996
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Șeitin is a commune in western Romania, located in the southwest part of Arad County, is situated in the south-western part of the Arad Plateau, in the valley of the Mureş River, and it covers approximately 6680 ha. The commune is composed of a single village, Șeitin, situated at 47 km from Arad.

Population[edit]

According to the last census, the population of the commune consists of about 2996 inhabitants, out of which 93.7% are Romanians, 0.9% Hungarians, 3.9% Roms, 0.7% Slovaks, 0.5% Ukrainians and 0.3% are of other or undeclared nationalities.

History[edit]

Șeitin was first mentioned in documents in 1138. Archaeological excavations performed in the place called "La Imaș" have discovered traces of a Dacian-Roman settlement and a burial vault that prove the continuity of inhabitance on this area.

Economy[edit]

The economy of the commune is mainly agrarian, and the locality is well known in the region as an important grain-bearing vegetable-growing place. Livestock-breeding is based on pig and cattle raising.

Tourism[edit]

The natural park called "Lunca Mureșului" and the Mureș valley are the main sights of the commune.

Natives[edit]

Coordinates: 46°06′N 20°51′E / 46.100°N 20.850°E / 46.100; 20.850

References[edit]

  1. ^ Romanian census data, 2002; retrieved on March 1, 2010