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Ansamblul bisericii fortificate -vedere aeriana 1.JPG
Location in Sibiu County
Location in Sibiu County
Brateiu is located in Romania
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 46°10′N 24°25′E / 46.167°N 24.417°E / 46.167; 24.417Coordinates: 46°10′N 24°25′E / 46.167°N 24.417°E / 46.167; 24.417
Time zoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Vehicle reg.SB

Brateiu (German: Pretai; Hungarian: Baráthely; Transylvanian Saxon dialect: Pretoa) is a commune located in Sibiu County, Transylvania, Romania. It is composed of two villages, Brateiu and Buzd, each of which has a fortified church. There is a burial ground located here which is dated to the 4th century.[2] The Daco-Roman cemetery is situated on the bank of the Târnava Mare river, and is estimated to date to between 380 - 454 AD.[3]

At the 2011 census, 57% of inhabitants were Romanians, 41% Roma and 1% each Germans and Hungarians.

In Romanian In German In Saxon In Hungarian
Brateiu Pretai Pretoa Baráthely
Buzd Bußd Buss Szászbuzd


  1. ^ "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (XLS). National Institute of Statistics.
  2. ^ Turnock, David (1988). The Making of Eastern Europe: From the Earliest Times to 1815. Routledge. p. 70. ISBN 978-0-415-01267-6. Retrieved 24 August 2012.
  3. ^ Giurescu, Constantin C.; Giurescu, Dinu C. (1975). The making of the Romanian national unitary state. Meridiane. p. 39. Retrieved 24 August 2012.