Vulcan, Brașov

There is also another Romanian town of the same name in Hunedoara County.

Main street of Vulcan with the fortified church in the background
Coordinates: 45°38′07″N 25°25′02″E / 45.63528°N 25.41722°E / 45.63528; 25.41722Coordinates: 45°38′07″N 25°25′02″E / 45.63528°N 25.41722°E / 45.63528; 25.41722
Country  Romania
County Braşov County
Status Commune
  Mayor Claudiu Druia (PNL)
  Total 5,640
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Vulcan (German: Wolkendorf; Hungarian: Szászvolkány) is a commune in Braşov County in the centre of Romania, 16 km west of the county capital Braşov. It is composed of two villages, Colonia 1 Mai (Konkordiabányatelep) and Vulcan. It also included Holbav village until 2004, when it was split off to form a separate commune.

Since its founding around the year 1377 it was one of the most important villages in the Burzenland area, where there was a strong Transylvanian Saxon community.


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