Șișești, Maramureș

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Wooden church in Plopiș
Șișești
Commune
Șișești is located in Romania
Șișești
Șișești
Coordinates: 47°37′48″N 23°42′0″E / 47.63000°N 23.70000°E / 47.63000; 23.70000
Country  Romania
County Maramureș County
Population (2002)[1] 5,479
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Șișești (Hungarian: Lacfalu) is a commune in Maramureș County, Romania. It is composed of seven villages: Bontăieni (Pusztatelek), Cetățele (Györkefalva), Dănești (Bajfalu), Negreia (Nyegrefalva), Plopiș (Nyárfás), Șișești and Șurdești (Dióshalom).

In 2002, the commune had a population of 5479, of whom 99.6% were ethnic Romanians. 55.3% were Romanian Orthodox, 40.7% were Greek-Catholic, and 2.5% were Pentecostal.

Plopiș[edit]

Plopiș has a Church of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel, built in 1796; it is one of eight Wooden Churches of Maramureş that are listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.[2]

Șurdești[edit]

Surdești has a Church of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel belonging to the Romanian Greek-Catholic denomination and dates from the 18th century. It is one of eight Wooden Churches of Maramureş listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Romanian census data, 2002; retrieved on March 1, 2010
  2. ^ a b "Wooden Churches of Maramureș". UNESCO. Accessed September 28, 2008.

Coordinates: 47°37′48″N 23°42′0″E / 47.63000°N 23.70000°E / 47.63000; 23.70000