Poiana Sibiului

Poiana Sibiului

Infobox Settlement
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = ROU
timezone = EET
utc_offset = +2
timezone_DST = EEST
utc_offset_DST = +3
official_name = Poiana Sibiului
established_title =
established_date = 1537
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latd=45|latm=48|lats=20|latNS=N|longd=23|longm=43|longs=49|longEW=E
map_caption = Location of Poiana Sibiului, Sibiu
image_shield =
subdivision_type1 = County
subdivision_name1 = Sibiu County
subdivision_type2 = Status
subdivision_name2 = Commune
settlement_type = Commune
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Lazăr Constantin
leader_party = Conservative Party
area_total_km2 = 23.47
population_as_of = 2002
population_total = 2807
population_density_km2= 119
postal_code_type = Postal Code
postal_code = 557180
website = http://www.cjsibiu.ro/ro/poiana.php

Poiana Sibiului is a commune in Sibiu County, Transylvania, Romania. The name means "the glade of Sibiu".

Position

The village is situated in the Cindrel Mountains at an altitude of about 900 meters, 35 km west of the county capital Sibiu, in the Mărginimea Sibiului ethnographic area.

History

The first written account dates from 1537. Compared with the neighbouring villages, Poiana is a later settlement of Romanian population that moved higher in the mountains presumably dislocated by Saxon settlements. The occupation shifted from agriculture to sheep-herding, which remains even today the main occupation.


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