Șiștarovăț

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Șiștarovăț
Commune
Șiștarovăț is located in Romania
Șiștarovăț
Șiștarovăț
Coordinates: 46°1′N 21°44′E / 46.017°N 21.733°E / 46.017; 21.733
Country  Romania
County Arad County
Population (2002)[1] 383
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Șiștarovăț is a commune in Arad County, Romania, is situated on the Lipovei Hills and it occupies approximately 12,300 ha. It is composed of four villages: Cuveșdia, Labașinț, Șiștarovăț (situated at 42 km from Arad) and Varnița.

Population[edit]

According to the last census the population of the commune counts 383 inhabitants. From an ethnical point of view it has the following structure: 94,5% are Romanians, 1,0% Hungarians, 2,9% Roma, 0.4% are Scottish and 1,2% are of other or undeclared nationalities.

History[edit]

The first documentary records of Șiștarovăț and Cuveșdia date back to 1440, Labașinț was first mentioned in 1477, while Varnița between 1820-1830.

Economy[edit]

The economy of the commune is mainly agricultural, pomiculture, viticulture, livestock-breeding and conversion of timber are well represented. The commune has a forest area of more than 6000 ha.

Tourism[edit]

Although it is not abundant of spectacles, the landscapes of the Lipovei Hills, as well as the traditions and the residents' hospitality are worth experiencing. There is also a cowboy and Indian style ranch which provides summer camps for kids and teens from the Arad county.

Coordinates: 46°01′N 21°44′E / 46.017°N 21.733°E / 46.017; 21.733

References[edit]

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