Alțâna

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Alţâna
Commune
Location of Alţâna, Sibiu
Location of Alţâna, Sibiu
Alţâna is located in Romania
Alţâna
Alţâna
Location of Alţâna, Sibiu
Coordinates: 45°55′41″N 24°27′44″E / 45.92806°N 24.46222°E / 45.92806; 24.46222Coordinates: 45°55′41″N 24°27′44″E / 45.92806°N 24.46222°E / 45.92806; 24.46222
Country  Romania
County Sibiu County
Status Commune
Founded 1291 (first official record)
Government
 • Mayor Brezaie Vasile (Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total 83.32 km2 (32.17 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 1,621
 • Density 19.5/km2 (51/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 557005
Website http://www.cjsibiu.ro/ro/altana.php

Alţâna (German: Alzen; Hungarian: Alcina) is a commune in the north of Sibiu County, central Romania, in the historical region of Transylvania. It is composed of three villages: Alţâna, Beneşti (Bägendorf; Bendorf) and Ghijasa de Sus (Obergesäß; Felsőgezés).

Alţâna was one of the most important villages of the Transylvanian Saxon seat of Nocrich.

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