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General information about Cârjiți

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Location: 45°50'39.09"N,  22°49'34.63"E
Cârjiţi commune, formed today by the administrative union of five villages: Cârjiti, Chergheş, Almaşu-Sec, Popeşti and Cozia, is a Transylvanian village and is located in Hunedoara County, south of Mureş, on the southern outskirts of Deva, the county's residence.

In this area, the last branches of the Poiana Ruscă Mountains, with a lot of vegetation, known as Dealurile Devei, one of which carries the name of Decebal, take place.

The Cozia Peak, with 686 m, is the highest of the hills that form the northern extremity of the Poiana Ruscă Massif. The rocky peaks of the village of Cozia dominate the Mureş valley in the vicinity of the former Roman settlement Micia (Veţel).
The first documentary testimonies about five villages: Cârjiti, Chergheş, Cozia, Almaşu-Sec and Popeşti that make up the common Cârjiti are relatively late in the 15th century.
These first documentary testimonies are recorded on the occasion of donations of lands to the nobles by the King of Hungary for military merit.
Chronologically, the first documented locality was the village of Chergheş, recorded in 1406 (posessio volahalis Kergés).
In the village there is a church called "Sfânta Paraschiva," (XVIIIth century). The village is 13 km away from Deva, on the communal road no.125 (unmoderned between Cârjiti and Chergheş).
The church is built on a plateau that dominates the village from the north ... read mode here >
Detailed history
In 1792 the first restoration is was done. The wooden church with a rectangular ground plan and a bell tower above the pronaos, tiled with shingles, on a beaten stone foundation.The bolt is half-cylindrical made of satves. The altar is polygonal with 5 sides. The altar is painted in popular style with floral motifs and has a preservation degree of 75%.

Popeşti village is documented in a document from 1491 when this village was part of Deva fortress in the same conditions as Cârjiti.

The village of Cârjiţi is first documented in 1453 when it was part of the Deva fortress, and its inhabitants were obliged to work for the maintenance of the fortress and pay taxes in kind and money to the administrator of the domain. The name recorded in a document of the town of Cârjiti was Kersecz, and in another document in 1491 it was Kersitz. The village of Almaşu-Sec has the first documentary attestation at the beginning of the XVth century, in 1406 alongside the village of Chergheş.
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