Várfalva

Information

Moldoveneşti or Várfalva (

) is a commune in Cluj County, Romania, 12 kms South-West of Turda, in the valley of the Arieş river.

History

The oldest record about the ancient castle at the village is from 1075, calling the place Castrum Turda (the old Turda Castle). During the Tatar invasions of Hungary in the 13th Century, most of the area around the castle was ravaged. Later, the land was given to free Székelys who moved here from the Saschiz region and the territory became part of Aranyos Seat.

Etymology

The commune was renamed Moldoveneşti in the interwar period, in honour of Ioan Micu Moldovan. The previous name, Várfalva/Varfalău, means Village of the Castle in Hungarian.

Population

Total: 3,644 <br />Hungarian: 2,127 <br />Romanian: 1,474 <br />Roma: 39

Famous natives

  • Ioan Micu Moldovan - historian and theologian, member of the Romanian Academy
Moldoveneşti

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