Main Births etc
German: Hötzing, Hatzeg, Wallenthal
Hungarian: Hátszeg
—  Town  —
Panorama of Hațeg

Coat of arms
Location of Hațeg in Hunedoara County
3D view of Hațeg

Hațeg is located in Romania
Location of Hațeg in Romania
Coordinates: 45°36′27″N 22°57′00″E / 45.6075, 22.95
Country  Romania
County Actual Hunedoara county CoA.png Hunedoara
Town Hațeg
First mentioned 1247
Subordinated villages
 • Mayor Marcel Adrian Goia (PNL)
 • Total 61.56 km2 (23.77 sq mi)
Elevation 315 m (1,033 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 9 685
 • Density 157.33/km2 (407.5/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 447020

Hațeg (German: Hötzing, Hatzeg, Wallenthal; Hungarian: Hátszeg) is a town in Hunedoara County, Romania with a population of 9,340. Three villages are administered by the town: Nălațvad, Silvașu de Jos and Silvașu de Sus.


In 1765, the settlement was completely militarised and integrated into the II-nd Border Company of the I-st Border Regiment from Orlați, until 1851, when that unit was disbanded.


Țara Hațegului (the Hațeg Country) is the region around the town of Hațeg. The fossils found in the Hațeg area span over 300 million years of Earth's geologic history, showing tropical coral reefs and volcanic island in the Tethys Sea, dinosaurs, primitive mammals, birds, and flying reptiles (such as Hatzegopteryx, which was named for the region).

Hațeg Island was an island during the Cretaceous Period where a dwarf species of sauropod dinosaur, Magyarosaurus dacus, lived until their extinction at the end of the Cretaceous. Baron Franz Nopcsa published articles about these Mesozoic-era archosaurs on Hațeg Island. His studies led to his theory of insular dwarfism, the notion that "limited resources" on small islands can lead to a down-sizing of the indigenous vertebrate animals.[1]


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1912 3,124
1930 3,383 +8.3%
1948 3,210 −5.1%
1956 3,853 +20.0%
1966 5,631 +46.1%
1977 8,423 +49.6%
1992 11,616 +37.9%
2002 12,507 +7.7%
2011 9,685 −22.6%
Source: Census data


  • Chike Onyejekwe
  • Nneka Onyejekwe


See also[]

  • Hateg Country Dinosaur Geopark


  1. ^ Csikia, Z., and M. J. Bentonb (2010). "An island of dwarfs — Reconstructing the Late Cretaceous Hațeg palaeoecosystem". Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 293 (3–4): 265–270. DOI:10.1016/j.palaeo.2010.05.032. 

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