Cetatea de Baltă

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Cetatea de Baltă
Commune
Cetatea de Balta palace.jpg
Location in Alba County
Location in Alba County
Cetatea de Baltă is located in Romania
Cetatea de Baltă
Cetatea de Baltă
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 46°15′N 24°10′E / 46.250°N 24.167°E / 46.250; 24.167
Country  Romania
County Alba County
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,798
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Cetatea de Baltă (Hungarian: Küküllővár; German: Kokelburg) is a commune in Alba County, Romania. It is located between Târnăveni at 15 kilometers and Blaj at 21 kilometers on the county road DJ 117. The commune is composed of four villages: Cetatea de Baltă, Crăciunelu de Sus (Christendorf; Felsőkarácsonyfalva), Sântămărie (Frauenkirch; Boldogfalva) and Tătârlaua (Taterloch; Felsőtatárlaka).

Population[edit]

At the 2011 census, the commune had 2798 inhabitants, of whom 48.4% were Romanians, 33.3% Roma, 17.8% Hungarians and 0.5% Germans.

The villages by ethnic majority, as of 2002:

In Romanian In Hungarian Ethnic majority
Cetatea de Baltă Küküllővár Romanians
Crăciunelu de Sus Felsőkarácsonfalva Romanians
Săntămărie Boldogfalva Hungarians
Tătârlaua Felsőtatárlaka Roma

Touristic sights[edit]

Castel Jidvei in Cetatea de Balta - septembrie 2005.JPG
  • The Bethlen Castle, built in the 16th century in the French Renaissance style and restored in the 17th-18th centuries in the Baroque style.
  • A fortress (1st century BC-1st century AD), today only ruins.
  • The Reformed Church, a 13th-century building.

Economy[edit]

The most important economic resource is agriculture. Cetatea de Baltă is part of the Târnave Vineyard, making viticulture an essential component of the local economy.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 46°15′N 24°10′E / 46.250°N 24.167°E / 46.250; 24.167