Vințu de Jos
Vințu de Jos
Location in Alba County
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Vințu de Jos, also known as Vinț (German: Unter-Wintz, Winzendorf, Alvinz, Weinsdorf; Hungarian: Alvinc; Latin: Binstum; Turkish: Aşağı Vinçazvar), is a commune located in the centre of Alba County, Romania. It is composed of eighteen villages: Câmpu Goblii (Unter-Eisenberg; Telekvinc), Ciocașu (Zoggesch; Csókás), Crișeni (Krieschen), Dealu Ferului (Eisenberg; Vashegy), Gura Cuțului (Gurrenkutz), Hațegana (Hetzingen), Inuri (Lilienfeld; Borsómező), Laz (Slawendorf), Mătăcina (Mattatschin), Mereteu (Merethof; Merítő), Pârău lui Mihai (Michelsdorf), Poienița (Pojenitz), Stăuini (Stabing), Valea Goblii (Goblsdorf; Goblipatak), Valea lui Mihai (Michaelsdorf), Valea Vințului (Wintzbach; Valye Vinci), Vințu de Jos and Vurpăr (Burgberg-Walbersdorf; Borberek).
Vințu de Jos has a surface of 8,527 hectares and is located on the Mureş River, in the centre of Alba County, approximately 10 km from the city of Sebeş on the Romanian National Road DN7, and 15 km from the county capital, Alba Iulia on the Romanian County Road 107C and the Romanian National Road DN1.
The centre of the commune, Vințu de Jos, has a large train station and houses a shoe factory. The train station is an important connection station that links the CFR-Romanian Railways main lines 200 and 300 via the line 200A. It is also on the route of the original Orient Express.
The current mayor of the commune, as of 2006, is Alexandru Danciu (Democratic Party of Romania).