Wooden church in Bârsana
Bârsana within Romania
|Component villages||Bârsana, Nănești|
|• Mayor||Petru Cudrici (since 2004) (Partidul Naţional Liberal)|
|• Total||68,73 km2 (2,654 sq mi)|
|Postal code||437035 - Bârsana
437036 - Nănești
Bârsana (Hungarian: Barcánfalva) is a commune in Maramureş County, Romania. It is composed of two villages, Bârsana and Nănești (Nánfalva). It also included Onceşti village until 2004, when it was split off to form a separate commune. As of 2002, Bârsana had 6,352 inhabitants, all but ten of whom were ethnic Romanians. 86.7% were Romanian Orthodox, 7.8% Greek-Catholic and 3.1% Pentecostal.
Bârsana's Church of the Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple is one of eight Wooden Churches of Maramureş listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After the Romanian Revolution of 1989, another wooden monastery was built in Bârsana.
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