Vulcan, Brașov

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There is also another Romanian town of the same name in Hunedoara County.
Vulcan
Commune
Main street of Vulcan with the fortified church in the background
Main street of Vulcan with the fortified church in the background
Location of Vulcan
Coordinates: 45°38′07″N 25°25′02″E / 45.63528°N 25.41722°E / 45.63528; 25.41722Coordinates: 45°38′07″N 25°25′02″E / 45.63528°N 25.41722°E / 45.63528; 25.41722
Country  Romania
County Braşov County
Status Commune
Government
 • Mayor Claudiu Druia (PNL)
Population
 • Total 5,640
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Vulcan (German: Wolkendorf; Hungarian: Szászvolkány) is a commune in Brașov County in the centre of Romania, 16 km west of the county capital Brașov. It is composed of two villages, Colonia 1 Mai (Konkordiabányatelep) and Vulcan. It also included Holbav village until 2004, when it was split off to form a separate commune.

Since its founding around the year 1377 it was one of the most important villages in the Burzenland area, where there was a strong Transylvanian Saxon community.

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