Șura Mică

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Șura Mică
Commune
Location of Șura Mică
Location of Șura Mică
Coordinates: 45°49′55″N 24°3′27″E / 45.83194°N 24.05750°E / 45.83194; 24.05750Coordinates: 45°49′55″N 24°3′27″E / 45.83194°N 24.05750°E / 45.83194; 24.05750
Country  Romania
County Sibiu County
Status Commune
Government
 • Mayor Marcu Mircea Dorel (Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total 49.48 km2 (19.10 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 2,360
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Fortified church of Șura Mică

Șura Mică (German: Kleinscheuern; Hungarian: Kiscsűr) is a commune in the central part of Sibiu County, Romania. The commune is located immediately to the north of the city of Sibiu. It is composed of two villages, Rusciori (Reußdörfchen; Oroszcsűr) and Șura Mică.

Population[edit]

  • 1525: a school
  • 1786: 613 people
  • 1910: 1412 people
  • 1990: 2550 people

History[edit]

The village was documented in 1323 as "Parvum Horreum" = Kleine Scheuer.[1]

A medieval fortified church in Șura Mică was built in the 13th century and considerably rebuilt around 1500. Only fragments of the surrounding wall survive.[1]

The village is known for the colorful "Trachten" of the traditional Saxon population dress for women and girls.

Agricultural centre: farming, livestock, hops, fruits.

Name changes: Cleynschowern (ca. 1468).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fabini, Hermann (2015). The Church-fortresses of the Transylvanan Saxons. Sibiu: MonuMenta. pp. 120–121. ISBN 978-973-7969-19-4.