Saschiz

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Saschiz
Commune
The fortified church seen from the peasant citadel
The fortified church seen from the peasant citadel
Location of Saschiz
Location of Saschiz
Country Romania
CountyMureș County
StatusCommune
Government
 • MayorOvidiu Șoaita
Population
(2002)
 • Total2,048
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

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

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