Șura Mare

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Șura Mare
Commune
Location of Șura Mare
Location of Șura Mare
Șura Mare is located in Romania
Șura Mare
Șura Mare
Location of Șura Mare
Coordinates: 45°51′N 24°10′E / 45.850°N 24.167°E / 45.850; 24.167
Country  Romania
County Sibiu County
Population (2002)[1] 3,309
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Șura Mare (German: Großscheuern; Hungarian: Nagycsűr) is a commune located in Sibiu County, Romania. It is composed of two villages, Hamba and Șura Mare. Both of these have fortified churches. Șura Mare was first mentioned in 1332, and Hamba in 1337.[2]

In Romanian In German In Hungarian
Hamba Hahnbach Kakasfalva
Șura Mare Großscheuern Nagycsűr

The church in Șura Mare is a three-apse basilica. It was built in the 13th century (the tower is from around 1300), and fortified in 1495, apparently as a response to Ottoman attacks in 1493. The Romanesque basilica in Hamba was built in the 13th century, however, only fragments of the tower survived. The current building originates from the beginning of the 16th century.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Romanian census data, 2002; retrieved on March 1, 2010
  2. ^ a b Fabini, Hermann (2015). The Church-fortresses of the Transylvanan Saxons. Sibiu: MonuMenta. pp. 123–124. ISBN 978-973-7969-19-4. 

Coordinates: 45°51′N 24°10′E / 45.850°N 24.167°E / 45.850; 24.167