Reformed church in Stejeriș
Location of Moldovenești Commune
|Component villages||Bădeni, Moldovenești, Pietroasa, Plăiești, Podeni, Stejeriș|
|• Mayor||Paul Kanyaro (since 2004) (UDMR)|
|• Total||139 km2 (54 sq mi)|
|• Density||23/km2 (60/sq mi)|
|Website||Official website of the municipality (in Romanian) (in Hungarian)|
The oldest record about the ancient castle at the village is from 1075, calling the place Castrum Turda (the old Turda Castle). During the Tatar invasions of Hungary in the 13th Century, most of the area around the castle was ravaged. Later, the land was given to free Székelys who moved here from the Saschiz region and the territory became part of Aranyos Seat.
Bădeni village has been the site of a crematorium since 2014.
The commune is composed of six villages:
|In Romanian||In Hungarian||Ethnic majority|
Vălenii de Arieș (formerly Rachișul de Arieș or for short Rachiș; Aranyosrákos; Krebsbach) was a separate village until 1966, when it was absorbed into Moldovenești village.
- (in Romanian) Florina Pop, "Cum arată 'cuptorul morţii' din Cluj, cel mai modern crematoriu uman din estul Europei", Adevărul, October 9, 2014
- Atlasul localităților județului Cluj (Cluj County Localities Atlas), Suncart Publishing House, Cluj-Napoca, ISBN 973-86430-0-7
(in Romanian) (in Hungarian) Official website of the municipality
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