Vurpar is a village of 2500
people (2006) in central Romania.
near the Transylvanian city of Sibiu.
Type of Community
Vurpar is a farming community with an elementary school, a
kindergarten and two churches, one Romanian Orthodox and the other
Saxon (German) Evangelical.
they may occasionally need to buy supplies in Sibiu, villagers are
nearly self-sufficient raising their own meat, making their own wine,
baking their own bread and reserving other food from harvest to
The village also has
a number of small general stores, a city hall, a soccer field,
numerous small restaurants and taverns, playgrounds and miles of
surrounding open farmland.
It is a
peaceful, quite community at the end of a country road ten miles off
the main road from Sibu to Agnita. The old rail lines from Sibiu,
abandoned decades ago, still show. There is daily bus service from
Today, most of the people in the
village work gardens and keep live stock.
The village was once the site of a collectivized
processing plant for fruits and vegetables.
The current population is largely Romanians with a large
plurality of Gypsy and a small minority of Germans.
The village has a mayor and a
There are also a
number of non-governmental social service organizations working in the
Vurpar was founded sometime in
The name Vurprich was
It has also been
known as Burgberg by the long dominant German population.
After World War II many of the German families returned
to West Germany.
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