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"Bussd" redirects here. For the village in Brașov County, see Brateiu.
Location in Alba County
Location in Alba County
Doștat is located in Romania
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 46°1′N 23°40′E / 46.017°N 23.667°E / 46.017; 23.667Coordinates: 46°1′N 23°40′E / 46.017°N 23.667°E / 46.017; 23.667
Country  Romania
County Alba County
Population (2002)[1]
 • Total 1,072
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Doștat (German: Thorstadt; Hungarian: Hosszútelke) is a commune located in Alba County, Romania. It has a population of 1,072 and is composed of three villages: Boz, Dealu Doștatului and Doștat.



Boz (German: Bußd or Bussd, Hungarian: Buzd) is a village in the Doștat commune. The name means elder bush in Romanian.[2]

The village is part of Doștat commune. The first document that mentions the village is from 1290.[which?] In 1786 there were 571 inhabitants recorded, in 1936 there were 1013 inhabitants, from which 342 Transylvanian Saxons.[citation needed]

In 1992, after almost all Ethnic Germans emigrated (mainly to Germany), there remained only 371 inhabitants.[3]

Things of interest[edit]

It is the birthplace of the Lutheran priest Mathias Schuster who has founded the village Rosenau in Seewalchen commune in Austria, as a refuge place for the German population (Saxons and Lander) from Transylvania and other parts of Central and Eastern Europe who had to flee after World War II in order to escape the communist deportation to the Soviet Union and imprisonment.

In the period of war, on their way to the Russian front, being enrolled in the German army (as Waffen SS), the men from Bussd wrote on the walls of the train in their home dialect: "Holt Dich, Stalin, un der Grunn, denn de Bussder kunn", "Tremble for your moustache, Stalin, 'couse the people from Bussd are coming!" .

A meaningful joke about Bussd can be found in a German journal: In the train from Kronstadt to Vienna, a peasant from Bussd is sitting next to a merchant from Vienna, who was continuously rhapsodizing about his beautiful city. Because the peasant wasn't paying any attention, the merchant asked him: So tell me, you really haven't been in Vienna before? The peasant then answered drily: Well, have you ever been in Bussd?[4]



  1. ^ (Romanian) "Doştat", at the Erdélyi Magyar Adatbank's Recensământ 2002; Retrieved on April 16, 2016.
  2. ^ "Bussd". 
  3. ^ "Population of Transylania". 
  4. ^ "Der Berggeist" (19). June 2006: 2. 

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