Vârfurile

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For the village in Prahova County, see Valea Călugărească.
Vârfurile
Commune
Country  Romania
County Arad County
Population (2002)[1] 3,298
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Vârfurile (Hungarian: Halmágycsúcs) is a commune in Arad County, Romania. It lies on the north-western part of the Hălmagiu Basin, at the feet of Bihor and Codru-Moma Mountains. Its territory is 13600 ha. It is composed of eight villages: Avram Iancu (Ácsva), Groși (Halmágygóros), Lazuri (Irtványfalu), Măgulicea (Kismaglód), Mermești (Mermesd), Poiana (Csúcsmező), Vârfurile (situated at 128 km from Arad) and Vidra.

Population[edit]

According to the last census, the population of the commune counts 3298 inhabitants, out of which 98,9% are Romanians, 1,0% Roms and 0,1% are of other or undeclared nationalities.

History[edit]

The first documentary record of the locality Vîrfurile dates back to 1390. The other settlements were attested documentary as it follows: Avram Iancu in 1956, Groși in 1760, Lazuri in 1427, Măgulicea in 1427, Mermești in 1760, Poiana in 1510 and Vidra in 1477.

Economy[edit]

Although the economy of the commune is mainly agrarian, based on livestock-breeding and olericulture, logging, conversion of timber, lumbering industry and industry of building materials are also well represented.

Tourism[edit]

Tourism is an economic branch that has undergone an ascendant development through the promotion of rural tourism in the past few years. Possessing an extremely attractive natural fond and a rich ethno-folkloric potential, Vîrfurile commune can be called a significant touristic place of the county. Among the main touristical sights we can mention the wooden church in Groși - architectural monument dating from 1907, the wooden church in Vidra built in 1784 and the wooden church in Poiana dating back to 1751. An annually organized ethno-folkloric manifestation called "Nedeia de la Tăcășele" takes place in Avram Iancu.

References[edit]

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

Coordinates: 46°19′00″N 22°31′00″E / 46.3167°N 22.5167°E / 46.3167; 22.5167