Location of Siriu
|Coordinates: 45°28′N 26°14′E / 45.467°N 26.233°ECoordinates: 45°28′N 26°14′E / 45.467°N 26.233°E|
|Component villages||Cașoca, Colțu Pietrei, Gura Siriului, Lunca Jariștei, Muscelușa|
|• Mayor||Cornel Dumitrescu (since 2008) (PSD)|
|• Total||223.51 km2 (86.30 sq mi)|
|Website||Official site (Romanian)|
Siriu is located in the north-western part of the county, in the Buzău Mountains, at the Carpathians' curvature, on both sides of the Buzău River. The maximum altitude of the Siriu commune exceeds 1400 m.
Flora and fauna
In 1972, 10 chamois were brought to Siriu and released in the wilderness of the mountain ranges. As of 2007, their number has risen to around 60. One of the largest firs in Romania, measuring 62 meters in height and 2.5 meters in diameter, grows in a forest in Siriu. A protected plant, Drosera rotundifolia, can also be found in the Siriu forests.