Chirpăr

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Chirpăr
Commune
Chirpar jud Sibiu.jpg
Chirpăr is located in Romania
Chirpăr
Chirpăr
Coordinates: 45°54′N 24°36′E / 45.900°N 24.600°E / 45.900; 24.600
Country  Romania
County Sibiu County
Population (2002)[1] 1,483
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Fortified church of Chirpăr

Chirpăr (German: Kirchberg; Hungarian: Kürpöd) is a commune located in Sibiu County, Romania. It is composed of four villages: Chirpăr, Săsăuș (Sachsenhausen; Szászház), Vărd (Werd; Vérd) and Veseud (Zied; Vessződ). Chirpăr and Veseud villages have fortified churches.

Architecture[edit]

The village church was erected by the local Transylvanian Saxon community in the 12th century. It was initially built as a Romanesque basilica, made of stone.

History[edit]

In 1910 the Agnita to Sibiu railway line was completed with at station at Vărd however the line was closed in 2001. An active restoration group has since been formed aiming to restore the entire line to working condition.[2]

Coordinates: 45°54′N 24°36′E / 45.900°N 24.600°E / 45.900; 24.600

References[edit]

  1. ^ Romanian census data, 2002; retrieved on March 1, 2010
  2. ^ "Sibiu Agnita Railway Group". Retrieved 2 December 2015. 
  • Augustin Ioan, Hanna Derer. The Fortified Churches of the Transylvanian Saxons. Noi Media Print, 2004