Avram Iancu, Alba

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Avram Iancu
Commune
Location in Alba County
Location in Alba County
Avram Iancu is located in Romania
Avram Iancu
Avram Iancu
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 46°23′N 22°47′E / 46.383°N 22.783°E / 46.383; 22.783
Country  Romania
County Alba County
Population (2002)[1]
 • Total 1,865
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Avram Iancu (Hungarian: Felsővidra, German: Ober-Wider) is a commune located in Alba County, Romania. It is composed of thirty-three villages: Achimețești, Avram Iancu, Avrămești, Bădăi, Boldești, Călugărești, Cârăști, Cârțulești, Căsoaia, Cândești, Cocești, Cocoșești, Coroiești, Dealu Crișului, Dolești, Dumăcești, Gojeiești, Helerești, Incești, Jojei, Mărtești, Orgești, Pătruțești, Plai, Pușelești, Șoicești, Ștertești, Târsa, Târsa-Plai, Valea Maciului, Valea Uțului, Verdești and Vidrișoara.

Part of Vidra Commune and called Vidra de Sus until 1924, the commune was renamed after Avram Iancu, a national hero of Romania born here. The principal tourist attractions are the Avram Iancu Memorial House and the extensive network of alpine guest houses maintained by the local inhabitants. The area is famous for its scenic alpine landscapes and for organic gourmet foods. The main economic activities in the community are: agriculture (mainly animal husbandry), logging and since the 2000s, the fast-growing alpine agro-tourism attracting people from all over Europe.

Its mayor as of 2006 is Sandu Heler. It has a population of 1,865.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Romanian) "Avram Iancu", at the Erdélyi Magyar Adatbank's Recensământ 2002; Retrieved on September 4, 2009

Coordinates: 46°23′N 22°47′E / 46.383°N 22.783°E / 46.383; 22.783