Bârsana

Bârsana (Hungarian: Barcánfalva) is a commune in Maramureș County, Maramureș, Romania. It is composed of two villages, Bârsana and Nănești (Nánfalva). It also included Oncești village until 2004, when it was split off to form a separate commune. As of 2002, Bârsana had 6,352 inhabitants, all but ten of whom were ethnic Romanians. 86.7% were Romanian Orthodox, 7.8% Greek-Catholic and 3.1% Pentecostal.

Bârsana
Bârsana Monastery
Bârsana Monastery
Location in Maramureș County
Location in Maramureș County
Bârsana is located in Romania
Bârsana
Bârsana
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 47°48′54″N 24°03′35″E / 47.81500°N 24.05972°E / 47.81500; 24.05972Coordinates: 47°48′54″N 24°03′35″E / 47.81500°N 24.05972°E / 47.81500; 24.05972
CountryRomania
CountyMaramureș
SubdivisionsBârsana, Nănești
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2024) Teodor Ștefanca[1] (CMM)
Area
68.73 km2 (26.54 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
4,474
 • Density65/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Postal code
437035 - Bârsana
437036 - Nănești
Vehicle reg.MM
Websitewww.primaria-barsana.ro

Bârsana's Church of the Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple is one of eight Wooden churches of Maramureș listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After the Romanian Revolution of 1989, another wooden monastery was built in Bârsana.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Results of the 2020 local elections". Central Electoral Bureau. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (in Romanian). National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 4 February 2014.