Sântana

Romania

Sântana is a town in north-western Romania, in the county of Arad. It had 12,936 inhabitants as of 2002. The town is situated in the northern part of the Aradului Plateau, at a 29 km distance from the county capital (Arad). Declared a town in 2003, it administers one village, Caporal Alexa (Erdőskerek).

History

The first documentary record of the locality under the name Sântana goes back to the year 1828. The settlement is the result of the continuous development of Comlăuș, a locality mentioned already in 1334. Caporal Alexa was mentioned in 1334 when it was called Kerecton. Until 1926, it was called Cherechiu, which is still its colloquial name.

Economy

Although the economy of the town is prevalent agricultural, the secondary and tertiary economic sectors have also developed recently. Sântana is an important centre of vineyards.

Tourism

Its status as a significant road and railway junction can be used also for the promotion and improvement of the tourism. The specific architecture, the historical and architectural monuments as the “Convictului” building, the copyhold house and the fortifications called “Cetatea veche” are only a few of the locality’s touristic sights.

Contact

Sântana
email
consiliul@cjarad.ro
address
Arad, Str. Corneliu Coposu, no. 22, postal code 310003
phone
0357-731100