Șercaia

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Șercaia
Church in Vad village
Church in Vad village
Coat of arms of Șercaia
Location within the county
Location within the county
Șercaia is located in Romania
Șercaia
Șercaia
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 45°50′N 25°8′E / 45.833°N 25.133°E / 45.833; 25.133Coordinates: 45°50′N 25°8′E / 45.833°N 25.133°E / 45.833; 25.133
CountryRomania
CountyBrașov
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2024) Cristinel Paltin (PNL)
Area
92.64 km2 (35.77 sq mi)
Elevation
449 m (1,473 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
2,822
 • Density30/km2 (79/sq mi)
Time zoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Postal code
507195
Area code(+40) 02 68
Vehicle reg.BV
Websitewww.primaria-sercaia.ro

Șercaia (German: Schirkanyen; Hungarian: Sárkány; Turkish: Saruhan) is a commune in Brașov County, Transylvania, Romania. It is composed of three villages: Hălmeag (Halmagen; Halmágy; Halmaç), Șercaia and Vad (Waadt, Waden; Vád). The Hungarian name means "dragon".

The commune is located in the Burzenland ethnographic area, in the central part of the county, 14 km (8.7 mi) east of Făgăraș and 53 km (33 mi) northwest of the county seat, Brașov. The river Șercaia (a left affluent of the Olt) flows south to north through the commune.

Șercaia is situated on European route E68, which connects Brașov to Szeged in Hungary. It also has a small train station that serves the CFR Line 200, which runs from Brașov to Curtici, on the Hungarian border.

At the 2011 census, 84% of inhabitants were Romanians, 10.6% Hungarians, 3.7% Roma and 0.8% Germans.

Dacian gold bracelet with horse heads from Vad-Făgăraș at Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.[2][3]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (in Romanian). National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  2. ^ Popescu 1956, p. 221.
  3. ^ Coles & Harding 1979, p. 366.

References[edit]

Lutheran parish house in Șercaia
Orthodox church in Șercaia