Crasna, Sălaj

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Crasna
Kraszna
Commune
Reformed Church in Crasna
Reformed Church in Crasna
Commune Crasna in Sălaj County
Commune Crasna in Sălaj County
Crasna is located in Romania
Crasna
Crasna
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 47°9′36″N 22°52′29″E / 47.16000°N 22.87472°E / 47.16000; 22.87472
Country  Romania
County Actual Salaj county CoA.png Sălaj County
Commune Crasna
Historic region Transylvania
Government
 • Mayor Pop Emeric (Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania)
Area 67.12 km2 (25.92 sq mi)
Population (2002)[1] 6,373
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website crasna.eu/ro

Crasna or Kraszna (Romanian: Crasna; Hungarian: Kraszna) is a commune in Sălaj County, northwestern Romania. It lies 14 km northwest of Zalău and 11 km southeast of Șimleu Silvaniei, on the Crasna River. It is composed of four villages: Crasna, Huseni (Krasznahosszúaszó), Marin (Máron) and Ratin (Ráton).

History[edit]

Its name originates from the Slavic word krasna, meaning "beautiful". The village was first mentioned in 1213, as Karasna. It had a castle which was still inhabited in the 17th century. It was the county seat of the historical Kraszna county of the Kingdom of Hungary until 1876. Later it belonged to the Kraszna district of Szilágy county until the Treaty of Trianon, which gave it to Romania.

Population[edit]

Sights to see[edit]

  • Reformed church, built in the late 14th century; with 4 spires and a painted sunken panel ceiling which was made in the 17th century.[2]
  • Reformed Church in Ratin
  • Orthodox Church in Crasna
  • Greek Catholic Church in Marin
  • Lake Vârşolţ

Image gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Romanian census data, 2002; retrieved on March 1, 2010
  2. ^ welcometoromania.ro - Reformed Church in Crasna, Sălaj County, retrieved on May 11, 2012

This article is based on a translation of the equivalent article from the Hungarian Wikipedia on 22 February 2007.

Coordinates: 47°9′36″N 22°52′29″E / 47.16000°N 22.87472°E / 47.16000; 22.87472