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Location of Avrig
|• Mayor||Arnold Günter Klingeis (FDGR)|
|• Total||133.36 km2 (51.49 sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Avrig (Romanian pronunciation: [aˈvriɡ]; German: Freck, Hungarian: Felek) is a town in the Sibiu County, Romania. It has a population of 12,815 and the first documents attesting its existence date to 1346.
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The town administers four villages: Bradu (Gierelsau; Fenyőfalva), Glâmboaca (Hühnerbach; Glimboka), Mârșa and Săcădate (Sekadaten; Oltszakadát). It is situated in the historical region of Transylvania.
It lies on the left bank of the river Olt (at the mouth of the Avrig River), close to the Făgăraş Mountains, at about 26 km (16 mi) from Sibiu on the road towards Braşov. It is the main starting point for the trekking routes in the western part of the mountains, and also on access point at a great number of chalets in the mountains: Cabana Poiana Neamţului, Cabana Bârcaciu, Cabana Ghiocelul.
The most important objective in the town is the Brukenthal Summer Palace built in 1771, a baroque summer residence of baron Samuel von Brukenthal, the governor of Transylvania. Also two old churches can be found there: the evangelical church, built in the 13th century and fortified in the 16th century and the orthodox church, built in the 18th century.
Bradu village features a fortified church first attested in 1315, with the last major modification in 1804.
Avrig in the Grand Duchy of Transylvania, 1769-1773
Avrig in Sibiu County
Fortified church of Bradu village
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