Măeriște

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Măerişte
Commune
Reformed Church, Uileacu Şimleului
Commune Măerişte in Sălaj County
Commune Măerişte in Sălaj County
Măerişte is located in Romania
Măerişte
Măerişte
Location of Măerişte
Coordinates: 47°19′31″N 22°48′37″E / 47.32528°N 22.81028°E / 47.32528; 22.81028Coordinates: 47°19′31″N 22°48′37″E / 47.32528°N 22.81028°E / 47.32528; 22.81028
Country  Romania
County

Actual Salaj county CoA.png

Sălaj County
Commune Măerişte
First attested 1351
Component villages Criştelec, Doh, Giurtelecu Șimleului, Măerişte, Mălădia, Uileacu Şimleului
Government
 • Mayor Vasile Lazăr (Democrat Liberal Party)
Area
 • Total 74.97 km2 (28.95 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 3,504
 • Density 47/km2 (120/sq mi)

Măerişte (Hungarian: Krasznahidvég; German: Bruckend) is a commune located in Sălaj County, Romania.

Geography[edit]

The commune, with an area of 74.97 km2 (7,500 ha), is in the north-west part of the county, in the hydrographic basin of the Crasna River. It is composed of six villages: Criştelec (Kerestelek), Doh (Doh), Giurtelecu Șimleului (Somlyógyőrtelek), Măerişte (located at 43 km from Zalău), Mălădia (Maladé) and Uileacu Şimleului (Somlyóújlak).

Tourism[edit]

Among the commune's tourist sites are the Reformed Church, Uileacu Şimleului (a former Benedictine monastery), an architectural monument dated from 1260-1300, as well as other churches.[1]

It is 21 km from the projected Transylvania Motorway.

Population[edit]

According to the 2011 Romanian Census, the commune had 3,037 inhabitants. According to the 2002 Romanian Census, the commune population is 3,762, of which 87.78% are Romanians, 11.24% Hungarians, 0.79% Roms, 0.11% Slovakians and 0.08% other nationalities.

Economy[edit]

The economy of the commune is mainly agricultural, based on cereal, potato and vegetable growing. In the last few years livestock-breeding has developed.

History[edit]

Măerişte was first mentioned in 1351 under the name Hydveg. The other settlements were mentioned a little earlier (Criştelec - 1257, Doh - 1338, Giurtelecu Şimleului - 1259, Mălădia - 1259 and Uileacu Şimleului - 1240).

It was a part of Kraszna County and then Szilágy County.

According to Lo Tishkach Jewish cemetery database, there are Jewish cemeteries in Criştelec, Doh, Giurtelecu Şimleului, Măerişte, and Uileacu Şimleului.

Politics[edit]

The mayor Vasile Lazăr was elected for the first time in 2004 as member of the Democratic Liberal Party and re-elected in 2008 and 2012.

2012 election[edit]

Monica Oţelia Puşcaş resigned from the position of secretary of the town hall on March 28, 2012, to run for the mayor's seat as a candidate of the Social Liberal Union in the local election. Monica-Oţelia Puşcaş had worked for the town hall for 30 years (of which the last 18 years she had served as the secretary of the town hall).[2][3]

The Măerişte Council, elected in the 2012 local government election, is made up of 13 councilors, with the following party composition: 9-Democratic Liberal Party, 3-Social Liberal Union, 1-Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania.[4]

    Party Seats 2012 Măerişte Council
  Democratic Liberal Party 9                  
  Social Liberal Union 3                  
  Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania 1                  

2008 election[edit]

The mayor Vasile Lazăr was elected with 70.37% in the first round of election; Alexa Avram (PNL) - 22.73%, Vasile Mitraşca (PSD) - 6.89%. The Măerişte Council, elected in the 2008 local election, was made up of 13 councilors, with the following party composition: 8-Democratic Party, 3-National Liberal Party, 1-Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania, 1-Social Democratic Party.[5]

    Party Seats 2008 Măerişte Council
  Democratic Party 8                
  National Liberal Party 3                
  Social Democratic Party 1                
  Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania 1                

2004 election[edit]

The mayor Vasile Lazăr was elected for the first time. The Măerişte Council, elected in the 2004 local election, was made up of 13 councilors, with the following party composition: 5-Democratic Party, 2-National Liberal Party, 1-Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania, 2-Social Democratic Party, 2-New Generation Party – Christian Democratic and 1-Romanian Humanist Party.[6]

    Party Seats 2004 Măerişte Council
  Democratic Party 5          
  National Liberal Party 2          
  Social Democratic Party 2          
  New Generation Party – Christian Democratic 2          
  Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania 1          
  Romanian Humanist Party 1          

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