Saschiz

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Saschiz
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The fortified church seen from the peasant citadel
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Location in Mureș County
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Saschiz
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 46°11′N24°58′E / 46.183°N 24.967°E / 46.183; 24.967 Coordinates: 46°11′N24°58′E / 46.183°N 24.967°E / 46.183; 24.967
CountryFlag of Romania.svg  Romania
County Mureș
Government
  MayorOvidiu Șoaita
Population
 (2011) [1]
1,965
Time zone EET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Vehicle reg. MS

Saschiz (German : Keisd; Hungarian : Szászkézd, Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈsaːskeːzd] ; Transylvanian Saxon dialect: Kisd) is a commune in Mureș County, Transylvania, Romania. It has a population of 2,048: 88 percent Romanians, 5 percent Germans, 4 percent Hungarians and 3 percent Roma. It is composed of three villages: Cloașterf, Mihai Viteazu (Zoltan until 1932) and Saschiz.

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Saschiz, with its 15th-century church, is part of the World Heritage Site Villages with fortified churches in Transylvania, designated in 1999 by UNESCO.

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CloașterfKlosdorfMiklóstelke
Mihai ViteazuZoltendorfZoltán
SaschizKeisdSzászkézd

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References

  1. "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (in Romanian). National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 4 February 2014.