St. Nicholas Church in Moiad
Location in Sălaj County
|• Mayor||Dombi Attila-János (Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania)|
|• Total||58.62 km2 (22.63 sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Geography and climate
The commune's altitude is low, between 160m and 379m. The climate is continental, the average temperature in January is -3 °C, in July 21.1 °C. The average annually precipitation is about 627mm. The most important fossil fuel is the area is coal. The commune is composed of six villages: Ilişua (Selymesilosva), Lompirt (Szilágylompért), Moiad (Mojád), Poiana Măgura (Magurahegy), Sărmăşag and Ţărmure (Parttanya).
Sărmăşag was already inhabited in the Iron Age. The first written documents date back to 1355. The name of the locality probably comes from László Sarmassághy who received the town from the Báthory family.
As of the census of 2002 there were 6,547 people residing in the town.
- Reformed - 4,635
- Romanian Orthodox - 1,164
- Roman Catholic - 426
- Baptist - 232
- Greek Catholic - 25
- Pentecostal - 13
- Evangelical - 2
- Reformed Church in Lompirt (built in the 18th century)
- Reformed Church in Ilişua (built in the 15th century)
- St. Nicholas Church in Moiad (c.1936)
- welcometoromania.ro - Ilişua, Sălaj County, Reformed Church, retrieved on May 3, 2012
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