|Historical region :||Transylvania|
|Time zone :||EET ( UTC +2)|
|Area :||180.59 km²|
|Residents :||3,401 (October 20, 2011)|
|Population density :||19 inhabitants per km²|
|Postal code :||507206|
|Telephone code :||(+40) 02 68|
|License plate :||BV|
|Structure and administration (as of 2016)|
|Community type :||local community|
|Structure :||Șinca Veche , Bucium , Ohaba , Perșani , Șercăița , Vâlcea|
|Mayor :||Victor Bârlez ( PNL )|
|Postal address :||Str. Principală, no. 314
loc. Șinca Veche, jud. Brașov, RO-507206
The municipality of Șinca is located south of the Transylvanian Basin , north of the Făgăraş Mountains (Fogarasch Mountains) . On the brook Șercaia - a left tributary of the Olt (Alt) -, on the national road (drum național) DN 73A and on the railway line Brașov – Făgăraş , the community center is about 23 kilometers southeast of the city of Făgăraş (Fogarasch) ; the district capital Brașov (Kronstadt) is located approx. 50 kilometers southeast.
In the Kingdom of Hungary , today's municipality was in the chair district of Sárkány (today Șercaia ; Schirkanyen ) in Fogaras County , then in Făgăraș County and, from 1950, in today's Brașov County.
In the 1850 census, 4498 people were counted in the area of the municipality of Șinca. In the community, which is predominantly Romanian , the highest number of inhabitants (5116) and also that of the Romanians (4807) were registered in 1956. The highest population of Roma (783) was determined in 2002, that of Magyars (107) in 1910 and that of Romanian Germans (46) in 1900. In 2011, 3401 people lived in the community. 3,067 were Romanians, 122 Roma, eight were Magyars and the rest did not provide any information about their ethnicity.
The main occupation of the population is agriculture and livestock.
- The cave monastery in Șinca Veche, also called “Templul Ursitelor” (Temple of the Chosen) ( ).
- On the area of Șinca Veche, called Strâmbșoara Mare by the locals , there is an approximately 350 hectare untouched forest in which an approximately 300 year old and 62.5 meter high fir tree (the highest in Romania) is said to be located. The forest was to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014 .
- In the incorporated village of Bucium, the “Pacea Lumii” monastery (world peace)
- In the incorporated village of Ohaba, the church Adormirea Maicii Domnului in the cemetery , built between 1769 and 1773, is a listed building.
- In the incorporated village of Perșani, the church of Sf. Arhangheli , built in 1704, is a listed building.
- 2011 census in Romania ( MS Excel ; 1.3 MB)
- Heinz Heltmann, Gustav Servatius (Ed.): Travel Guide Siebenbürgen. Kraft, Würzburg 1993, ISBN 3-8083-2019-2 .
- Information on the history of the community on their website , accessed on August 17, 2016.
- Census, last updated November 1, 2008 (Hungarian; PDF; 521 kB)
- Information on the cave monastery at crestinortodox.ro accessed on August 17, 2016
- Image of the forest at sinca-veche.ro ( Memento of the original from August 17, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. accessed on August 17, 2016
- Cristina Cornilă: The forest in Șinca is about to become a World Heritage Site , on July 16, 2014 from bunaziuafagaras.info, accessed on August 17, 2016 (Romanian)
- Information about the monastery at obiectivortodox.wordpress.com accessed on August 17, 2016 (Romanian)
- List of historical monuments of the Romanian Ministry of Culture, updated 2010 (PDF; 7.10 MB)