Cristian (German: Grossau; Hungarian: Kereszténysziget) is a commune located in Sibiu County, Transylvania, Romania. It is composed of a single village, Cristian, located on the Cibin. The village was founded in 1223 by German settlers.
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Culture and recreationEdit
A medieval fortified church in Cristian was built in the 13th century (only the Romanesque tower survives; the main volume is from 1490s and is in Gothic style). It is surrounded by a wall with several towers. The church was declared a historic monument, as well an Orthodox church "Buna Vestire", built in 1790. There is a museum as well.
- "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (XLS). National Institute of Statistics.
- Fabini, Hermann (2015). The Church-fortresses of the Transylvanan Saxons. Sibiu: MonuMenta. pp. 119–120. ISBN 978-973-7969-19-4.
- "Biserica Ortodoxă "Buna Vestire"" (in Romanian). Comuna Cristian. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
- "Casa muzeu din Cristian" (in Romanian). Comuna Cristian. Retrieved 9 September 2016.