For the historian born here, see Gheorghe Șincai.

Location of Șincai
Coordinates: 46°39′0″N 24°23′0″E / 46.65000°N 24.38333°E / 46.65000; 24.38333Coordinates: 46°39′0″N 24°23′0″E / 46.65000°N 24.38333°E / 46.65000; 24.38333
Country  Romania
County Mureș County
Status Commune
  primar Valer Moldovan (PD-L)
Population (2002)
  Total 1,634
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Șincai (Hungarian: Mezősámsond, Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈmɛzøːʃaːmʃond]) is a commune in Mureș County, Transylvania, Romania composed of four villages: Lechincioara (Kislekence), Pusta (Feketepuszta), Șincai and Șincai-Fânațe (Édeságtelek).


The commune has an ethnically mixed population, with a Romanian majority. According to the 2002 Census it has a population of 1,634 of which 56.98% or 931 are Romanian and 40.58% or 663 Hungarian.

The birthplace of the great Romanian historian, linguist and poet Gheorghe Șincai.

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