Location in Alba County
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Sălciua (Hungarian: Szolcsva; German: Sundorf) is a commune located in Alba County, Romania. It is composed of six villages: Dealu Caselor (Hegyik), Dumești, Sălciua de Jos (the commune center; Alsószolcsva), Sălciua de Sus (Felsőszolcsva), Sub Piatră (Búvópatak) and Valea Largă (Malompataka). It has a population of 1,785.
Located near the basin of Aries river, in between Trascău Mountains and the Great Mountain, it has a specific mountain landscape developed on limestone and crystalline schists. The altitude varies between 700 and 1400 m. The big Aries meadow offers favorable conditions for agriculture, the large crop areas leading to the area being named the "Bărăgan of the Apuseni Mountains".
The great variety of karst topography, with its spectacular flora and fauna and climatic characteristics make it a big tourist attraction. The village also has historic wooden churches.
- „Cuvioasa Parascheva” wooden church (1798)in Sub Piatra village
- „Sfânta Treime” and „Sfântul Ilie” wooden church (1782) in Valea Larga village
- Huda lui Păpară cave
- Poarta Zmeilor (Gate of dragons) cave
- "Vânătările Ponorului" natural reervation
- "Scarita-Sesul Craiului" natural reservation
- "Detunata" (the Roar) geological reservation
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