For the village in Constanța County, see Adamclisi.

Hațeg panorama

Hațeg panorama

Coat of arms

Location of Hațeg

Coordinates: 45°36′27″N 22°57′0″E / 45.60750°N 22.95000°E / 45.60750; 22.95000Coordinates: 45°36′27″N 22°57′0″E / 45.60750°N 22.95000°E / 45.60750; 22.95000
Country  Romania
County Hunedoara
Status Town
  Mayor Marcel Goia (National Liberal Party)
  Total 64.33 km2 (24.84 sq mi)
Population (2011)
  Total 9,685
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Climate Cfb
Website http://www.primariehateg.ro/

Hațeg (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈhat͡seɡ]; German: Wallenthal; Hungarian: Hátszeg) is a town in Hunedoara County, Romania with a population of 9,340. Three villages are administered by the town: Nălațvad (Nalácvád), Silvașu de Jos (Alsószilvás), and Silvașu de Sus (Felsőszilvás). It is situated in the historical region of Transylvania.


In 1765, the settlement was completely militarised and integrated into the II-nd Border Company of the I-st Border Regiment from Orlați, until 1851, when that unit was disbanded.


Țara Hațegului (the Hațeg Country) is the region around the town of Hațeg. The fossils found in the Hațeg area span over 300 million years of Earth's geologic history, showing tropical coral reefs and volcanic island in the Tethys Sea, dinosaurs, primitive mammals, birds, and flying reptiles (such as Hatzegopteryx, which was named for the region).

Hațeg Island was an island during the Cretaceous Period where a dwarf species of sauropod dinosaur, Magyarosaurus dacus, lived until their extinction at the end of the Cretaceous. Baron Franz Nopcsa published articles about these Mesozoic-era archosaurs on Hațeg Island. His studies led to his theory of insular dwarfism, the notion that "limited resources" on small islands can lead to a down-sizing of the indigenous vertebrate animals.[1]


Historical population
1912 3,124    
1930 3,383+8.3%
1948 3,210−5.1%
1956 3,853+20.0%
1966 5,631+46.1%
1977 8,423+49.6%
1992 11,616+37.9%
2002 12,507+7.7%
2011 9,685−22.6%
Source: Census data


See also


  1. Csikia, Z.; M. J. Bentonb (2010). "An island of dwarfs — Reconstructing the Late Cretaceous Hațeg palaeoecosystem". Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 293 (3–4): 265–270. doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2010.05.032.
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hațeg.

This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 7/10/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.