Letca

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Letca
Commune
Wooden Church in Letca
Wooden Church in Letca
Letca in Sălaj County
Letca in Sălaj County
Letca is located in Romania
Letca
Letca
Letca within Romania
Coordinates: 47°20′04″N 23°27′18″E / 47.33444°N 23.45500°E / 47.33444; 23.45500
Country  Romania
County Actual Salaj county CoA.pngSălaj County
Commune Letca
Historic region Transylvania
Government
 • Mayor Petru Cozma (Democratic Liberal Party)
Area 60.50 km2 (23.36 sq mi)
Population (2002)[1] 2,244
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website www.comunaletca.ro

Letca (Hungarian: Létka) is a commune located in Sălaj County, Romania. It is composed of nine villages: Ciula (Gyulaszeg), Cuciulat (Kocsoládfalva), Cozla (Kecskés), Letca, Lemniu (Lemény), Purcăreţ (Pórkerec), Şoimuşeni (Kővársolymos), Topliţa (Szamoshéviz) and Vălişoara (Dióspatak).

Villages[edit]

Purcăreţ village had 139 inhabitants at the 2002 census. It is located on the right bank of the Someș River, and borders Maramureș County.[citation needed] It is first attested in a document of 1543, referred to as Porkerecz. Other documents refer to it as Porkoricza (1553), Pwrkerecz, Purkerech (1566), Purkeritz (1733), Porkeresty (1750), Purkeretz (1760-1762), Purkuretz (1830), Purkuretzi (1850), Purkerecz, Purcureţi (1854), and finally Purcăreț (1966).[2] The noble family Lazăr of Purcăreț originates from this village.[3] The Wooden Church from Purcăreț is traditionally dated from 1698, although the Culture Ministry cites 1740 and researcher Ioana Cristache-Panait says it is from the first half of the 19th century.[citation needed]

Sights[edit]

  • Wooden Church “St. Mary” in Letca, built in the 17th century (1665), historic monument
  • Wooden Church “St. Archangels” in Letca, built in the 18th century, historic monument
  • Wooden Church in Purcăreţ, built in the 19th century, historic monument
  • Wooden Church in Şoimuşeni, built in the 19th century, historic monument
  • Wooden Church in Topliţa, built in the 19th century (1864), historic monument

Images gallery[edit]

Coordinates: 47°20′N 23°27′E / 47.333°N 23.450°E / 47.333; 23.450

References[edit]

  1. ^ Romanian census data, 2002; retrieved on March 1, 2010
  2. ^ Chendre-Roman, Gheorghe. Dicţionar etimologic al localităţilor din judeţul Sălaj. Editura Silvana, Editura Caiete Silvane, 2006, ISBN 973-7817-41-9
  3. ^ National Archives of Romania, Sălaj County Branch, Lazăr of Purcăreț family fund, inventory number 131 (1720-1945)