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Bârzava (Hungarian: Berzova) is a commune in Arad County, Romania. The commune Bârzava is situated at the foot of Zărand Mountains, at its contact point with Metaliferi Mountains, along the Bârzava River - the right branch of the Mureș River. It is composed of eight villages: Bârzava (situated at 61 km from Arad), Bătuța (Battuca), Căpruța (Kapruca), Dumbrăvița (Alsódombró), Groșii Noi (Garassa), Lalașinț (Lalánc), Monoroștia (Marosmonyoró) and Slatina de Mureș (Marosszlatina).

Bârzava
Location in Arad County
Location in Arad County
Bârzava is located in Romania
Bârzava
Bârzava
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 46°7′N 21°59′E / 46.117°N 21.983°E / 46.117; 21.983
Country Romania
CountyArad County
Population
 (2002)[1]
 • Total3,019
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

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PopulationEdit

According to the last census, the population of the commune counts 3019 inhabitants, out of which 98% are Romanians, 0.4% Hungarians, 1% Roma and 0.6% are of other or undeclared nationalities.

HistoryEdit

The first documentary record of the locality Bârzava dates back to 1471. Bătuța was mentioned in documents in 1851, Căpruța in 1350, Dumbrăvița in 1471, Groșii Noi in 1515, Lalașinț in 1585, Monoroștia in 1350 and Slatina de Mureș in 1439.

EconomyEdit

The economic sectors are well represented at commune level. Besides agriculture, the industry of building materials and timber industry are present in significant proportion.

TourismEdit

The natural reservation Runcu-Groși (botanical reservation with an area of approx. 261.8 ha), the palaeontological reservation Monoroștia, the wooden church Presentation of Jesus, a historical and architectural monument dating back to 1807, are the most important touristic sights of the commune.

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