Șelimbăr

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Șelimbăr
Commune
Evangelical church
Evangelical church
Location in Sibiu County
Location in Sibiu County
Country  Romania
County Sibiu County
Status Commune
Commune seat Şelimbăr
Villages Șelimbăr, Veștem, Mohu, Bungard
Government
 • Mayor Ioan Daniel Maricuța (independent)
Population
 • Total 5,267
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 557260
Area code(s) +40 x69[1]
Website http://www.primariaselimbar.ro/

Șelimbăr (German: Schellenberg; Hungarian: Sellenberk) is a commune in central Romania, in the county of Sibiu in Transylvania, to the east of the county seat Sibiu. The village of Șelimbăr is known since 1323 and is the site of the Battle of Șelimbăr.[2]

The commune is composed of four villages:

Culture and recreation[edit]

A medieval fortified church in Șelimbăr was built in the early 13th century as a Romanesque basilica. The tower was later demolished, and the current tower originates from 1804. The interior is in Baroque style. The church was enclosed nby a double wall, only the fragments of the wall survive.[2]

Natives[edit]

  • Toma Dordea, Romanian academician and electrical machines specialist (from Bungard)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ x is a digit indicating the operator: 2 for the former national operator, Romtelecom, and 3 for the other ground telephone networks
  2. ^ a b Fabini, Hermann (2015). The Church-fortresses of the Transylvanian Saxons. Sibiu: MonuMenta. p. 129. ISBN 978-973-7969-19-4. 

Coordinates: 45°46′N 24°12′E / 45.767°N 24.200°E / 45.767; 24.200