The "New Church" in Răşinari
Location of Răşinari
|• Mayor||Ioan Bucur Băra (Democratic Party)|
|• Total||127.87 km2 (49.37 sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Răşinari (German: Städterdorf; Hungarian: Resinár) is a commune in Sibiu County, Transylvania, Romania. It has a population of 5,280 inhabitants (2011 census) and is composed of two villages, Prislop (Priszloptelep) and Răşinari.
Răşinari is connected to Sibiu by a roughly 8-km tram line through the Dumbrava Forest. The trams that are used these days on the line were formerly used in Geneva and retain their French-language signs.
In 1738 it was noted that the settlement was built by Mustaţă and Rosca Coman who built home in the place where the Fountain redhead is today, in the middle of the state. In the second half of the 18th century, the Răşinari Orthodox bishop church was formed - the first one of its kind in Transylvania.
Today the pastoral traditions of the village are incorporated in the new modern rhythm of life. Răşinari is linked to Sibiu from 1947 through an electric tram line which crosses Dumbrava Forest.
The 1930 Census registered 5281 inhabitants, of which 5229 were Romanian, 32 Gypsies, 13 Germans, 4 Hungarians. At the 2002 Census, the same percentages were maintained, with 5529 inhabitants registered.
Prislop village has around 300 residents (as of 2010), of whom about 15 are ethnic Romanians and the rest Roma. However, at the 2002 census, the latter declared as Romanians, as they speak Romanian and not Romani. This caused the village to miss out on European Union funds for Roma integration. There is one school from kindergarten to 4th grade; pupils who finish can go on through 8th grade in Răşinari.
- Andrei Saguna Metropolitan monument
- "St. Parascheva" Church
- Octavian Goga memorial house
- The ruins of the medieval fortress of Cetatuia Citadel
- Ethnographic Museum
- Ward Museum (set up in the former residence of the bishops)
- Daniel Popovici Barcianu
- Eugen Brote
- Emil Cioran
- Octavian Goga
- Ioan Ilcușu
- Ilarie Mitrea
- Stan Vidrighin
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