Putna (German: Kloster-Putna)[2] is a commune in Suceava County, in the historical region of Bukovina, northeastern Romania. It is composed of two villages, namely Gura Putnei (German: Karlsberg) and Putna. The Putna Monastery, Putna River, and the cave of Daniil Sihastrul are located in this commune. It is also the starting point of the Via Transilvanica long-distance trail.[3]

The medieval Putna monastery (as seen in the summer of 2000)
The medieval Putna monastery (as seen in the summer of 2000)
Coat of arms of Putna
Location in Suceava County
Location in Suceava County
Putna is located in Romania
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 47°52′N 25°37′E / 47.867°N 25.617°E / 47.867; 25.617
133.70 km2 (51.62 sq mi)
 • Density27/km2 (71/sq mi)
Time zoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Vehicle reg.SV

History edit

Historical affiliations

  Moldavia (1388–1775)
  Habsburg Monarchy (1775–1804)
  Austrian Empire (1804–1867)
  Austria-Hungary, Cisleithania (1867–1918)
  Kingdom of Romania (1918–1947)
  Romanian People's Republic (1947–1965)
  Socialist Republic of Romania (1965–1989)
  Romania (1989–present)

As it is the case of other rural settlements from Suceava County, Putna was previously inhabited by a sizeable German community, more specifically by Zipser Germans (part of the larger Bukovina German community) during the modern period up until the mid 20th century, starting as early as the Habsburg period and, later on, the Austro-Hungarian period. The German community was primarily significant in Gura Putnei (German: Karlsberg).

Administration and local politics edit

Communal council edit

The commune's current local council has the following political composition, according to the results of the 2020 Romanian local elections:[4]

    Party Seats Current Council
  National Liberal Party (PNL) 9                  
  Social Democratic Party (PSD) 3                  
  Independent (Crețan Ciprian-Florentin) 1                  

Gallery edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Populaţia rezidentă după grupa de vârstă, pe județe și municipii, orașe, comune, la 1 decembrie 2021" (XLS). National Institute of Statistics.
  2. ^ "Southern Bukovina German villages – 1940" (PDF). Retrieved 17 September 2022.
  3. ^ "Trail | Via Transilvanica". www.viatransilvanica.com. Retrieved 2023-08-10.
  4. ^ "Rezultatele finale ale alegerilor locale din 2020" (Json) (in Romanian). Autoritatea Electorală Permanentă. Retrieved 2020-11-02.