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For the village in Constanța County, see Adamclisi.
Hațeg panorama
Hațeg panorama
Coat of arms of Haţeg
Coat of arms
Haţeg is located in Romania
Location of Hațeg
Coordinates: 45°36′27″N 22°57′0″E / 45.60750°N 22.95000°E / 45.60750; 22.95000Coordinates: 45°36′27″N 22°57′0″E / 45.60750°N 22.95000°E / 45.60750; 22.95000
Country  Romania
County Actual Hunedoara county CoA.png Hunedoara
Status Town
 • Mayor Marcel Goia (National Liberal Party)
Population (2011)
 • Total 9,685
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://www.primariehateg.ro/
Prelucrare 3D pentru Hateg - Romania.jpg

Hațeg (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈhat͡seɡ]; German: Wallenthal; Hungarian: Hátszeg) is a town in Hunedoara County, Romania with a population of 9,340. Three villages are administered by the town: Nălațvad (Nalácvád), Silvașu de Jos (Alsószilvás), and Silvașu de Sus (Felsőszilvás).


Țara Hațegului (the Hațeg Country) is the region around the town of Hațeg. The fossils found in the Hațeg area span over 300 million years of Earth's geologic history, showing tropical coral reefs and volcanic island in the Tethys Sea, dinosaurs, primitive mammals, birds, and flying reptiles (such as Hatzegopteryx, which was named for the region).

Hațeg Island was an island during the Cretaceous Period where a dwarf species of sauropod dinosaur, Magyarosaurus dacus, lived until their extinction at the end of the Cretaceous. Baron Franz Nopcsa published articles about these Mesozoic-era archosaurs on Hațeg Island. His studies led to his theory of insular dwarfism, the notion that "limited resources" on small islands can lead to a down-sizing of the indigenous vertebrate animals.[1]


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1912 3,124 —    
1930 3,383 +8.3%
1948 3,210 −5.1%
1956 3,853 +20.0%
1966 5,631 +46.1%
1977 8,423 +49.6%
1992 11,616 +37.9%
2002 12,507 +7.7%
2011 9,685 −22.6%
Source: Census data



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  1. ^ Csikia, Z., and M. J. Bentonb (2010). "An island of dwarfs — Reconstructing the Late Cretaceous Hațeg palaeoecosystem". Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 293 (3–4): 265–270. doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2010.05.032. 

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