Fântânele, Arad

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Fântânele
Commune
Country  Romania
County Arad County
Population (2002)[1] 5,692
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Fântânele (German: Engelsbrunn; Hungarian: Angyalkút) is a commune in Arad County, Romania. The commune is situated on the Vingăi Plateau, on the left bank of the Mureș River. It is composed of two villages: Fântânele (situated 10 km from Arad) and Tisa Nouă. It also included Aluniș and Frumușeni villages until 2004, when they were split off.

Population[edit]

According to the 2002 census, the population of the commune is 5692 (4975 Romanians, 378 Hungarians, 159 Slovaks, 112 Germans, 31 Romani and 29 others.

History[edit]

The first documentary record of Fântânele dates back to 1457. while Tisa Nouă in 1135.

Economy[edit]

Although the economy of the commune is prevalent agricultural, grain, technical crops and fodder-plant growing are widespread, vegetable growing and cattle raising are also practised, and the secondary and tertiary economic sectors have also developed recently.

Tourism[edit]

The locality is included in the area with cultural value of national interest. In Fântânele village one can visit the Roman Catholic church called "Îngerul Păzitor" (1780) and the Kover-Appel castle dating back to the 19th century with its surrounding park and architectural complex.

References[edit]

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

Coordinates: 46°07′18″N 21°24′11″E / 46.1217°N 21.4031°E / 46.1217; 21.4031