Location of Comuna Moldoveneşti
|Component villages||Bădeni, Moldoveneşti, Pietroasa, Plăieşti, Podeni, Stejeriş|
|• Mayor||Paul Kanyaro (since 2004) (UDMR)|
|• Total||139 km2 (54 sq mi)|
|• Density||23/km2 (60/sq mi)|
|Website||Moldoveneşti on the Cluj County Council website (Romanian)|
The oldest record about the ancient castle at the village is from 1075, calling the place Castrum Turda (the old Turda Castle). During the Tatar invasions of Hungary in the 13th Century, most of the area around the castle was ravaged. Later, the land was given to free Székelys who moved here from the Saschiz region and the territory became part of Aranyos Seat.
The commune is composed of six villages:
|In Romanian||In Hungarian||Ethnic majority|
Vălenii de Arieş (formerly Rachişul de Arieş or for short Rachiş; Aranyosrákos; Krebsbach) was a separate village until 1966, when it was absorbed into Moldoveneşti village.
- Atlasul localităţilor judeţului Cluj (Cluj County Localities Atlas), Suncart Publishing House, Cluj-Napoca, ISBN 973-86430-0-7
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