Semlac

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Semlac
Commune
Semlac is located in Romania
Semlac
Semlac
Coordinates: 46°7′N 20°56′E / 46.117°N 20.933°E / 46.117; 20.933
Country  Romania
County Arad County
Population (2002)[1] 3,787
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Semlac (Hungarian: Szemlak) is a commune located in Arad County, in the western part of Romania, near the border with Hungary, is situated in the south-western part of the Arad Plateau, in the large valley of the Mureș River. Its territory occupies 8517 ha. It is composed of a single village, Semlac, situated at 37 km from Arad.

Population[edit]

According to the last census, the population of the commune counts 3787 inhabitants, out of which 80,8% are Romanians, 3,6% Hungarians, 9,6% Roma, 3,6% Germans, 1,1% Slovaks, 0,7% Ukrainians and 0,6% are of other or undeclared nationalities.

History[edit]

The first documentary record of the locality Semlac dates back to 1256.

Economy[edit]

The economy of the commune is mainly agrarian, the locality is well known in the region as an important grain-bearing vegetable-growing place. Livestockbreeding is based on pig and cattle raising.

Tourism[edit]

Although in the view of many tourists Semlacu is a transit commune, its natural park is worth visiting for everybody coming to this zone.

Famous people from Semlac include Helmuth Duckadam, a former Romanian footballer ("the hero of Seville") and Mihai Maghiaru, the president of the Association of Romanians in Australia (Asociația Românilor din Australia).

Coordinates: 46°07′N 20°56′E / 46.117°N 20.933°E / 46.117; 20.933

References[edit]

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