Bârsana

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Bârsana
Bârsana Monastery
Bârsana Monastery
Bârsana Commune in Maramureş County
Bârsana within Romania
Bârsana is located in Romania
Bârsana
Bârsana
Bârsana within Romania
Coordinates: 47°48′54″N 24°03′35″E / 47.81500°N 24.05972°E / 47.81500; 24.05972Coordinates: 47°48′54″N 24°03′35″E / 47.81500°N 24.05972°E / 47.81500; 24.05972
Country Romania
CountyActual Maramures county CoA.png Maramureș County
CommuneBârsana
Historic regionTransylvania
Component villagesBârsana, Nănești
Government
 • MayorTeodor Ștefanca (since 2016) (Social Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total68.73 km2 (26.54 sq mi)
Population
(2011)
 • Total4,474
Postal code
437035 - Bârsana
437036 - Nănești
Website(in Romanian) www.primaria-barsana.ro

Bârsana (Hungarian: Barcánfalva) is a commune in Maramureș County, Romania. It is composed of two villages, Bârsana and Nănești (Nánfalva). It also included Oncești village until 2004, when it was split off to form a separate commune. As of 2002, Bârsana had 6,352 inhabitants, all but ten of whom were ethnic Romanians. 86.7% were Romanian Orthodox, 7.8% Greek-Catholic and 3.1% Pentecostal.

Bârsana's Church of the Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple is one of eight Wooden Churches of Maramureș listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After the Romanian Revolution of 1989, another wooden monastery was built in Bârsana.

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