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St. Nicholas Church in Moiad
St. Nicholas Church in Moiad
Location in Sălaj County
Location in Sălaj County
Sărmășag is located in Romania
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 47°21′34″N 22°49′12″E / 47.35944°N 22.82000°E / 47.35944; 22.82000
Country  Romania
County Actual Salaj county CoA.png Sălaj County
Commune Sărmășag
Historic region Transylvania
 • Mayor Dombi Attila-János (Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania)
 • Total 58.62 km2 (22.63 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 6,547
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website www.sarmasag.ro

Sărmășag (Romanian: Sărmășag; Hungarian: Sarmaság) is a commune in Sălaj County, Transylvania, Romania.

Geography and climate[edit]

The commune's altitude is low, between 160m and 379m. The climate is continental, the average temperature in January is -3 °C, in July 21.1 °C. The average annually precipitation is about 627mm. The most important fossil fuel is the area is coal. The commune is composed of six villages: Ilișua (Selymesilosva), Lompirt (Szilágylompért), Moiad (Mojád), Poiana Măgura (Magurahegy), Sărmășag and Țărmure (Parttanya).


Sărmășag was already inhabited in the Iron Age. The first written documents date back to 1355. The name of the locality probably comes from László Sarmassághy who received the town from the Báthory family[citation needed].


As of the census of 2002 there were 6,547 people residing in the town.

The ethnic makeup of the commune was 5,168 Hungarians, 1,156 Romanians, 217 Romani, 4 Ukrainians, and one German.

Religious beliefs:


  • Reformed Church in Lompirt (built in the 18th century)
  • Reformed Church in Ilișua (built in the 15th century)[1]
  • St. Nicholas Church in Moiad (c.1936)

Sister cities[edit]

Coordinates: 47°21′N 22°50′E / 47.350°N 22.833°E / 47.350; 22.833