Orlat

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Orlat
Commune
Location of Orlat
Location of Orlat
Orlat is located in Romania
Orlat
Orlat
Location of Orlat
Coordinates: 45°45′5″N 23°58′2″E / 45.75139°N 23.96722°E / 45.75139; 23.96722Coordinates: 45°45′5″N 23°58′2″E / 45.75139°N 23.96722°E / 45.75139; 23.96722
Country  Romania
County Sibiu County
Status Commune
Government
 • Mayor Aurel Gață (National Liberal Party)
Area
 • Total 59.02 km2 (22.79 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 3,205
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://comunaorlat.ro/

Orlat (German: Winsberg; Hungarian: Orlát) is a commune in Sibiu County, Transylvania, Romania, at the foothills of the Cindrel Mountains, 17 km west of the county capital Sibiu, in the Mărginimea Sibiului ethnographic area. It is composed of a single village, Orlat.

Orlat is one of the oldest villages in the Mărginimea Sibiului. The 1st Romanian Border Guards Regiment (established by an Imperial decree signed by Maria Theresa of Austria on April 15, 1762) was located here.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nicolae Bălcescu" Land Forces Academy site, Contribuţii la istoria Regimentului 1 român de graniţă