Sintea Mare

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Sintea Mare
Szinte
Commune
Sintea Mare is located in Romania
Sintea Mare
Sintea Mare
Coordinates: 46°31′N 21°36′E / 46.517°N 21.600°E / 46.517; 21.600
Country  Romania
County Arad County
Population (2011)[1] 3,661
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Sintea Mare (Hungarian: Szinte) is a commune in Arad County, Romania. The commune lies on the Crișul Alb Plateau, its administrative territory being 11871 hectares.

Administration[edit]

The commune is composed of three villages:

In Romanian In Hungarian Ethnic majority
Adea Ágya Hungarians
Sintea Mare Szinte Romanians
Ţipar Szapáryliget Hungarians

Population[edit]

According to the last census, the population of the commune counts 3661 inhabitants, out of which 50,75% are Romanians, 33.81% Hungarians, 9.64% Roma, 4.94% Slovaks, 0.84% Germans.

History[edit]

The first documentary record of Sintea Mare dates back to 1337, while Adea was first mentioned in 1202-1203, while Ţipar in 1881.

Economy[edit]

Its economy is based on agriculture. Commerce and services have undergone a slight development in the last few years.

Tourism[edit]

Situated on a plateau, the natural touristic fond of the commune is not abundant in spectacular sights. Due to the customs and traditions specific to the ethnic groups of this area Sintea Mare commune is a quite attractive place during the period of Christian festivals.

Coordinates: 46°31′N 21°36′E / 46.517°N 21.600°E / 46.517; 21.600

References[edit]

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