Blandiana ( Stumpach German, Hungarian Maroskarna or Karna ) is a town in Alba county in Transylvania, Romania.
The village lies on the right bank Blandiana the river Mureş, on the southern edge of the Transylvanian Ore Mountains, part of the Apuseni Mountains, in the south-west of Alba County. With its four eingemeindeten villages, the place extends over an area of 7,843 hectares. The nearest town Sebes is located approximately 13 kilometers as the crow flies east.
On the territory of the municipality there are numerous archaeological sites, the. According to reports by G. Téglás, M. Roska, Kurt Horedt among others, point to a settlement since the Bronze Age Even cemeteries were from the La Tène period and from the 10th/11th. Century AD and the remains of a settlement from Daco -Roman period have been found.
Documented the village was first (1854, afterwards with Karna under Maroskarna ) mentioned in 1733 under the name Kerna. In the 19th century it belonged to the Catholic cathedral chapter of Alba Iulia and was in the lower Weißenburger county. The inhabitants were almost exclusively Romanians. After the village belonged to the end of the First World War, Austria- Hungary, it got 1918/1920 in Romania. In this context, the hitherto common name in the Romanian Carna was changed to Blandiana.
The population is as follows:
In 2002 lived in the village Blandiana even 696 people in several incorporated villages 491 people ( 444 Acmariu, Ibru 3, 9 and Poieni Racatau 35). The highest number of Germans ( 11) on the territory of present-day municipality was registered in 1890.
- The Romanian Orthodox Church Sf. Arhangheli, built in 1890 in place of a wooden church. The new church is different from the wooden including through the attached bell tower. The relatively low nave with a semicircular wooden ceiling extends over the apse.
- The wooden church Sf. Nicolae, 1768 in eingemeindeten district Acmariu (sea Grub ) built and refurbished in the 19th century, was pending in 2004 under monument protection. On the list of the Romanian Ministry of Culture of 2010, this will no longer be continued.
- The nature reserve Piatra Tomii
Crucifix in Blandiana with a portrait of the Virgin Mary
The wooden church in Acmariu
The well-known writer Ana Blandiana ( b. 1942 ) named after Blandiana, the birthplace of her mother.