Șișești, Maramureș

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Șișești
Commune
Wooden church in Plopiș
Wooden church in Plopiș
Șișești is located in Romania
Șișești
Șișești
Coordinates: 47°37′48″N 23°42′0″E / 47.63000°N 23.70000°E / 47.63000; 23.70000
Country Romania
CountyMaramureș County
Area90.02 km2 (34.76 sq mi)
Population (2011)5,289
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Șișești (Hungarian: Lacfalu) is a commune in Maramureș County, Romania. It is composed of seven villages: Bontăieni (Pusztatelek), Cetățele (Györkefalva), Dănești (Bajfalu), Negreia (Nyegrefalva), Plopiș (Nyárfás), Șișești and Șurdești (Dióshalom).

In 2002, the commune had a population of 5479, of whom 99.6% were ethnic Romanians. 55.3% were Romanian Orthodox, 40.7% were Greek-Catholic, and 2.5% were Pentecostal.

Politics[edit]

Șișești is administrated by a mayor a Local Council formed by 15 councilors. The actual mayor is Ioan Mircea Tentiș, from PNL. Local Council is formed by 10 PNL councilors, 4 PSD and an independent councilor.

Șișești[edit]

Bontăieni[edit]

The first mention of the Bontăieni village was in 1648 as Pusztatelek. In 2011, the village population was 249.

Cetățele[edit]

The first mention of the Cetățele village was in 1411 as Gywkefalwa. In 2011, the village population was 624.

Dănești[edit]

The first mention of the Dănești village was in 1405 as Balkonia. In 2011, the village population was 627.

In the interwar period, the teacher Pop Dariu (1877, Măgura Ilvei-1965) carried out a research on the existence of Romanian writings in more than 50 statuary churches. At Dănești (formerly in Satu Mare county) he discovered a notebook where a "Romanian history" was copied after another manuscript from 1861 with an unidentified author. The book was written in a winter time by Poduţ Gabor, rummaged at the local church and ended on January 8, 1871.

Negreia[edit]

Plopiș[edit]

Plopiș has a Church of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel, built in 1796; it is one of eight Wooden Churches of Maramureș that are listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.[1]

Șurdești[edit]

Surdești has a Church of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel belonging to the Romanian Greek-Catholic denomination and dates from the 18th century. It is one of eight Wooden Churches of Maramureș listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wooden Churches of Maramureș". UNESCO. Accessed September 28, 2008.

Coordinates: 47°37′48″N 23°42′0″E / 47.63000°N 23.70000°E / 47.63000; 23.70000