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Creaca is located in Romania
Location of Creaca
Coordinates: 47°9′58″N 23°12′0″E / 47.16611°N 23.20000°E / 47.16611; 23.20000Coordinates: 47°9′58″N 23°12′0″E / 47.16611°N 23.20000°E / 47.16611; 23.20000
Country  Romania
County Actual Salaj county CoA.png Sălaj
Commune Creaca
Development region1 North West Development Region
Historic region Transylvania
 • Mayor Terec Eugen (Democratic Liberal Party)
 • Total 74.16 km2 (28.63 sq mi)
Highest elevation 650 m (2,130 ft)
Lowest elevation 200 m (700 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 3,046
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 457096
Area code(s) +40 260 and +40 3602
Currency RON
Official language Romanian
Ambulance Zalău
Police Creaca
Fire Jibou
Car Plates SJ

1The development regions of Romania have no administrative role and were formed in order to manage funds from the  European Union.

2+40 x60: x is a digit indicating the operator: 2 for Romtelecom and 3 for the other ground telephone networks

Creaca (Hungarian: Karika) is a commune located in Sălaj County, Romania.


The commune is composed of nine villages: Borza (Egregyborzova), Brebi (Beréd), Brusturi (Somróújfalu), Ciglean (Csiglen), Creaca, Jac (Zsákfalva), Lupoaia (Farkasmező), Prodănești (Prodánfalva) and Viile Jacului (Szállásszőlőhegy). The largest village in terms of population and area is Jac, and the smallest is Viile Jacului.


In the 1st century AD, Porolissum, an ancient Roman city in Dacia was built on the western part of the commune. The city was the most north-eastern outpost of the Roman Empire, and garrisoned 5,000 auxiliary soldiers transferred from Spain, Gaul, and Britain.


At the 2002 census, 97.8% of inhabitants were Romanians and 2.1% Roma. 71.1% were Romanian Orthodox, 13.8% Baptist, 12.5% Pentecostal and 2.1% stated they belonged to another religion.


There is a primary school (grades 1 to 8) in Creaca and Jac and only 1-4 grades in the rest of the villages, except Viile Jacului.


The main occupations involve the farms around the village. Most of the men are gone to work in other European Union countries. The ones who stayed work in Zalău, commuting between Zalău and the commune's villages. In the communist era, the people worked mostly in Zalău and on state farms.



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