Buteni

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Buteni
Commune
Buteni is located in Romania
Buteni
Buteni
Coordinates: 46°19′N 22°7′E / 46.317°N 22.117°E / 46.317; 22.117
Country  Romania
County Arad County
Population (2002)[1] 3,472

Buteni (Hungarian: Buttyin) is a commune in Arad County, Romania. The Crişul Alb River flows nearby. Buteni commune lies in the Sebiș Basin, at the foot of Cuiedului Hills. It is composed of four villages: Berindia (Borosberend), Buteni (situated at 72 km from Arad), Cuied (Köved) and Păulian (Gósd).

Population[edit]

According to the last census, the population of the commune counts 3472 inhabitants, out of which 97,9% are Romanians, 0,7% Hungarians, 0,7% Roms, 0,3% Germans and 0,4% are of other or undeclared nationalities.

History[edit]

The first documentary record of the locality Buteni dates back to 1387. Berindia was first mentioned in documents in 1553, Cuied in 1447 and Păulian in 1553.

Economy[edit]

Although the economy of the commune is mostly agricultural, it is well known in the region also for its zootechnic sector based on sheep-farming and for its small industry. Besides, it is an important centre of handicrafts.

Tourism[edit]

In the future tourism can become a dominant economical branch. The archaeological site in Berindia, the traditional occupations and handicrafts, the costumes and products made by hand, as well as the development of the agro-tourism can turn the commune into an area with exceptional touristical attraction.

Coordinates: 46°19′01″N 22°07′01″E / 46.317°N 22.117°E / 46.317; 22.117

References[edit]

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