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The fortified church seen from the peasant citadel
The fortified church seen from the peasant citadel
Location of Saschiz
Location of Saschiz
Country  Romania
County Mureș County
Status Commune
 • Mayor Ovidiu Șoaita
Population (2002)
 • Total 2,048
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Saschiz (German: Keisd; Hungarian: Szászkézd, Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈsaːskeːzd]; Transylvanian Saxon dialect: Kisd) is a commune in Mureș County, Romania. It has a population of 2,048: 88% Romanians, 5% Germans, 4% Hungarians and 3% Roma. It is composed of three villages: 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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Coordinates: 46°11′N 24°58′E / 46.183°N 24.967°E / 46.183; 24.967