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Wooden Church in Letca
Wooden Church in Letca
Letca in Sălaj County
Letca in Sălaj County
Letca is located in Romania
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
 • 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), Purcăreț (Pórkerec), Șoimușeni (Kővársolymos), Toplița (Szamoshéviz) and Vălișoara (Dióspatak).


Purcăreț 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, Purcureți (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]


  • 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 Purcăreț, built in the 19th century, historic monument
  • Wooden Church in Șoimușeni, built in the 19th century, historic monument
  • Wooden Church in Toplița, built in the 19th century (1864), historic monument

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


  1. ^ Romanian census data, 2002; retrieved on March 1, 2010
  2. ^ Chendre-Roman, Gheorghe. Dicţionar etimologic al localităților din județul 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)