Sarmizegetusa, Hunedoara

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Sarmizegetusa
Commune
Town hall
Town hall
Sarmizegetusa is located in Romania
Sarmizegetusa
Sarmizegetusa
Coordinates: 45°31′N 22°47′E / 45.517°N 22.783°E / 45.517; 22.783
Country  Romania
County Hunedoara County
Population (2002)[1] 1,388
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Sarmizegetusa (colloquially and until 1941 officially Grădiște; Hungarian: Várhely) is a commune in Țara Hațegului depression, Hunedoara County, Romania. It is composed of five villages: Breazova (Brázova), Hobița-Grădiște (Hobicavárhely), Păucinești (Paucsinesd), Sarmizegetusa and Zeicani (Zajkány).

Built atop the ruins of the capital of Roman Dacia, Ulpia Traiana, it is some 40 km from the capital of the Dacian kingdom, Sarmizegetusa Regia. The ruins of both Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa and Sarmizegetusa Regia are still available for visiting.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Romanian census data, 2002; retrieved on March 1, 2010

Coordinates: 45°31′N 22°47′E / 45.517°N 22.783°E / 45.517; 22.783