Poiana Sibiului

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Poiana Sibiului
Commune
Location of Poiana Sibiului, Sibiu
Location of Poiana Sibiului, Sibiu
Poiana Sibiului is located in Romania
Poiana Sibiului
Poiana Sibiului
Location of Poiana Sibiului, Sibiu
Coordinates: 45°48′20″N 23°43′49″E / 45.80556°N 23.73028°E / 45.80556; 23.73028Coordinates: 45°48′20″N 23°43′49″E / 45.80556°N 23.73028°E / 45.80556; 23.73028
Country  Romania
County Sibiu County
Status Commune
Government
 • Mayor Lazăr Constantin (Conservative Party)
Area
 • Total 23.47 km2 (9.06 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 2,807
 • Density 119/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 557180
Website http://www.cjsibiu.ro/ro/poiana.php

Poiana Sibiului (German: Pojana; Hungarian: Polyán) is a commune in Sibiu County, Transylvania, Romania. It is composed of a single village, Poiana Sibiului. The name means "the glade of Sibiu".

Position[edit]

The village is situated in the Cindrel Mountains at an altitude of about 900 meters, 35 km west of the county capital Sibiu, in the Mărginimea Sibiului ethnographic area.

History[edit]

The first written account dates from 1537. Compared with the neighbouring villages, Poiana is a later settlement of Romanian population that moved higher in the mountains presumably dislocated by Saxon settlements. The occupation shifted from agriculture to sheep-herding, which remains even today the main occupation.

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