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Sântimbru (Hungarian: Marosszentimre; German: Sankt Emmerich) is a commune located in Alba County, Romania. It has a population of 2,740, and is composed of five villages: Coșlariu (Koslárd), Dumitra (Demeterpataka), Galtiu (Gáldtő), Sântimbru and Totoi (Táté).

Sântimbru
Romanian Orthodox church
Romanian Orthodox church
Location in Alba County
Location in Alba County
Sântimbru is located in Romania
Sântimbru
Sântimbru
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 46°8′N 23°39′E / 46.133°N 23.650°E / 46.133; 23.650
Country Romania
CountyAlba County
Population
 (2002)[1]
 • Total2,740
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Following the Mongol invasion of Europe, Transylvanian Saxons settled in Sântimbru in the 13th century. Driven out by Ottomans in the 16th century, they were replaced by Hungarians, who practiced woodcutting. Ethnic Romanians have been in the majority since the 19th century, and today, the inhabitants mainly build bricks and raise poultry.[citation needed]

Points of interestEdit

The commune has a Hungarian Reformed church founded by John Hunyadi in 1449.

 
Reformed church in Sântimbru
 
Orthodox church in Sântimbru

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Romanian) "Sântimbru", at the Erdélyi Magyar Adatbank's Recensământ 2002; Retrieved on April 16, 2016.

Coordinates: 46°8′N 23°39′E / 46.133°N 23.650°E / 46.133; 23.650