Dacia, Brașov

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localization of the village in Romania
localization of the village in Romania
Dacia is located in Romania
localization of the village in Romania
Coordinates: 46°0′N 25°4′E / 46.000°N 25.067°E / 46.000; 25.067
Country  Romania
County Brașov County
Population (2002) 671
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Dacia (in the Transylvanian Saxon dialect, Ste, Stin, Štîn, in German Stein, in Hungarian Garat), is a village in Brașov County, Romania, part of Jibert commune. Until 1931, the village was known in Romanian as Ștena (Romanianization of the German/Saxon name). In that year, the authorities changed its name to Dacia.[1]


The village was first attested in 1309.[2] Until 1980, it was inhabited by a majority of Transylvanian Saxons (by the end of 1970, most of them started emigrating in Germany). The Transylvanian Saxon noble family of Soterius von Sachsenheim has its origins in this village, Valentinus Schöchtert (born c. 1554) being the earliest known ancestor.[3]


The Lutheran fortified church dates from the 12th century.


The German school was first mentioned in the year 1488.[4]

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  1. ^ Janesch A., "Geschichte des Ortes" in "Stein in Siebenbürgen" Ortsmonografie Hrsg.: Ernst Bruckner, 1994 S.21
  2. ^ Datenbank geneanologienetz.de
  3. ^ "Earliest ancestors of Soterius von Sachsenheim family (from the family history book compiled by Fritz Soterius von Sachsenheim)". SoteriusvonSachsenheim.com. Retrieved May 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ Fabritius-Dancu J. "Burgen im Repser Land" in "Komm mit ’81, S. 154