Saschiz

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Saschiz
The fortified church seen from the peasant citadel
The fortified church seen from the peasant citadel
Location in Mureș County
Location in Mureș County
Saschiz is located in Romania
Saschiz
Saschiz
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 46°11′N 24°58′E / 46.183°N 24.967°E / 46.183; 24.967Coordinates: 46°11′N 24°58′E / 46.183°N 24.967°E / 46.183; 24.967
CountryRomania
CountyMureș
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2024) Ovidiu Șoaita[1] (PNL)
Population
 (2011)[2]
1,965
Time zoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Vehicle reg.MS

Saschiz (German: Keisd or Hünenburg; Hungarian: Szászkézd, Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈsaːskeːzd]; Transylvanian Saxon: Keist) is a commune in Mureș County, Transylvania, central Romania. It has a population of 2,048: 88 percent Romanians, 5 percent Germans (more specifically Transylvanian Saxons), 4 percent Hungarians, and 3 percent Roma. It is composed of three villages, namely: Cloașterf, Mihai Viteazu (Zoltan until 1932), and Saschiz.

Saschiz, with its 15th-century church, is part of the World Heritage Site Villages with fortified churches in Transylvania, designated in 1999 by UNESCO.

In Romanian In German In Hungarian
Cloașterf Klosdorf Miklóstelke
Mihai Viteazu Zoltendorf Zoltán
Saschiz Keisd Szászkézd

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  1. ^ "Results of the 2020 local elections". Central Electoral Bureau. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (XLS). National Institute of Statistics.