Cristian, Sibiu

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.[2]

Cristian
Evangelical fortified church
Evangelical fortified church
Location in Sibiu County
Location in Sibiu County
Cristian is located in Romania
Cristian
Cristian
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 45°47′00″N 24°01′45″E / 45.7833°N 24.0292°E / 45.7833; 24.0292Coordinates: 45°47′00″N 24°01′45″E / 45.7833°N 24.0292°E / 45.7833; 24.0292
CountryRomania
CountySibiu
Population
 (2011)[1]
3,665
Time zoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Vehicle reg.SB

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.[2] The church was declared a historic monument, as well an Orthodox church "Buna Vestire", built in 1790.[3] There is a museum as well.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (XLS). National Institute of Statistics.
  2. ^ a b Fabini, Hermann (2015). The Church-fortresses of the Transylvanan Saxons. Sibiu: MonuMenta. pp. 119–120. ISBN 978-973-7969-19-4.
  3. ^ "Biserica Ortodoxă "Buna Vestire"" (in Romanian). Comuna Cristian. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Casa muzeu din Cristian" (in Romanian). Comuna Cristian. Retrieved 9 September 2016.