Bălan, Sălaj

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Bălan
Commune
Wooden church in Bălan Cricova
Wooden church in Bălan Cricova
Commune Bălan in Sălaj County
Commune Bălan in Sălaj County
Bălan is located in Romania
Bălan
Bălan
Commune Bălan in Sălaj County
Coordinates: 47°09′16″N 23°18′27″E / 47.15444°N 23.30750°E / 47.15444; 23.30750
Country  Romania
County Actual Salaj county CoA.png Sălaj County
Commune Bălan
Historic region Transylvania
Government
 • Mayor Isaia Maghiar (Social Democratic Party)
Area 94.7 km2 (36.6 sq mi)
Population (2002)[1] 4,136
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website www.primariabalan.ro

Bălan (Hungarian: Almásbalázsháza) is a commune located in Sălaj County, Romania. It is composed of five villages: Bălan, Chechiş (Kettősmező), Chendrea (Kendermező), Gălpâia (Galponya) and Gâlgău Almaşului (Almásgalgó). It is situated on the Almaş River, a tributary of the Someş River.

Sights[edit]

  • Wooden Church in Bălan Josani, built in the 17th century (1695), historic monument[2]
  • Wooden Church in Bălan Cricova, built in the 19th century (1848), historic monument[3]
  • Wooden Church in Bălan, built in the 19th century, historic monument
  • Grădina Zmeilor Natural Reserve (3 ha)[4]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 47°09′11″N 23°18′42″E / 47.1531°N 23.3117°E / 47.1531; 23.3117