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Crasna or Kraszna (Romanian: Crasna; Hungarian: Kraszna) is a commune in Sălaj County, northwestern Romania. It lies 14 km northwest of Zalău and 11 km southeast of Șimleu Silvaniei, on the Crasna River. It is composed of four villages: Crasna, Huseni (Krasznahosszúaszó), Marin (Máron) and Ratin (Ráton).

Crasna

Kraszna
Reformed Church in Crasna
Reformed Church in Crasna
Crasna in Sălaj County
Crasna in Sălaj County
Crasna is located in Romania
Crasna
Crasna
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 47°9′36″N 22°52′29″E / 47.16000°N 22.87472°E / 47.16000; 22.87472
Country Romania
CountyRO Județul Sălaj COA.svg Sălaj County
CommuneCrasna
Historic regionTransylvania
Government
 • MayorPop Emeric (Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania)
Area
67.12 km2 (25.92 sq mi)
Population
 (2002)[1]
6,373
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Websitecrasna.eu/ro

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HistoryEdit

Its name originates from the Slavic word krasna, meaning "beautiful". The village was first mentioned in 1213, as Karasna. It had a castle which was still inhabited in the 17th century. It was the county seat of the historical Kraszna county of the Kingdom of Hungary until 1876. Later it belonged to the Kraszna district of Szilágy County until the Treaty of Trianon, which gave it to Romania.

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Sights to seeEdit

  • Reformed church, built in the late 14th century; with 4 spires and a painted sunken panel ceiling which was made in the 17th century.[2]
  • Reformed Church in Ratin
  • Orthodox Church in Crasna
  • Greek Catholic Church in Marin
  • Lake Vârșolț

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