For the village in Bihor County, see Drăgănești, Bihor. For the village in Bistriţa-Năsăud County, see Şieuţ.

Location of Sebiș

Coordinates: 46°22′22″N 22°7′46″E / 46.37278°N 22.12944°E / 46.37278; 22.12944Coordinates: 46°22′22″N 22°7′46″E / 46.37278°N 22.12944°E / 46.37278; 22.12944
Country  Romania
County Arad County
Status Town
  Mayor Petru Gheorghe Feieș (Greater Romania Party (2004-8); Democratic Liberal Party (2008-))
  Total 65.94 km2 (25.46 sq mi)
Population (2002)
  Total 6,924
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Climate Cfb

Sebiș (Hungarian: Borossebes) is a town in Arad County, western Transylvania, Romania. Situated 82 km from the county capital, Sebiș is one of the most important urban centres in the Crișul Alb valley. It administers three villages: Donceni (Dancsfalva), Prunișor (Kertes) and Sălăjeni (Szelezsény). Its territory occupies 61.81 square km in the greater Sebiș Basin, which is a sub-unit of the Crișul Alb Basin.


Historical population
1977 6,070    
1992 6,993+15.2%
2002 6,829−2.3%
2011 5,831−14.6%
Source: Census data

According to the 2011 census the population of the town counts 5831 inhabitants. From an ethnical point of view it has the following structure: 90.53% are Romanians, 6.68% Roms, 2.31% Hungarians and 0,1% are of other or undeclared nationalities.


The first documentary mention of the locality dates back to the year 1552, while later, in 1746 Sebiș had a market status (opidum Sebes). Donceni was registered in 1439, Prunișor in 1406 and Sălăjeni in 1574.

Until the end of the 18th century Sebiș had been under Ottoman occupation and later under Habsburg administration. During the latter period the settlement had undergone an accentuated development.


The town's present-day economy can be characterized by a powerful dynamic force with significant developments in all the sectors.


For the tourists Sebiș is the point of departure towards the superior course of the Crișului Alb River, towards the thermal bath in Moneasa and towards the peaks of the Codru-Moma Mountains.

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