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Cultural and Natural Resources in Cata
Protected Natural Areas

Part of the Nature Site 2000, “The Hills of Homorod” are to be found on the territory of the Cata commune
The natural reservation the Turn of Turzun is a bird reservation and it extends over the territories of the communes of Cata, Racos and Hoghiz; it is administered by the Town Hall of Cata. 
Waters, springs with therapeutic and iodated waters: Homorodul Mare River

Local Customs

The Ball of the Grapes,
Fosnic – January 24,
the Celebration of the Ionesti Village – August 5-6,
Easter and Christmas – Palos


wood, iron and wool profiling, pottery – Drauseni ceramics



CATA Cata, Beia, Palos, Drauseni, Ionesti

The commune of Cata is administratively formed of five settlements with a total population of 2,277 inhabitants. The surface of the commune is of 1,182 ha, of which 313 ha are inhabited.

Activities specific to the area:  zoo culture and agriculture

Cata – first documentary attestation in 1400
Cata, free commune of the “princedom land” belonged, according to the old administrative division before 1876 to the See of Rupea and the Chaoter of Kosd. The German ante of Katzendorf was given by the colonists according to their mother country, as there is a settlement named Katzenloch near Bernkastel-on-Mosela, a Katzenburg in Eifel, a Katzenmuhle in the Trier district, Katzenback and Katzenhof in the area of the Middle Rhine. Also, there is a Katzenhof in Luxemburg. In Germany and Austria, there are 14 settlements called Katzendorf. (Gustav Kisch, Dictionary of Comparisons of the Nasaud and Francophone Dialects on Moeasia and from Luxemburg). In Blatter fur Geist, Gemut und Vaterlandskunde, March 13, 1839 Daniel Hager states that the original name of the settlement was Kattendorf, and it was an old colony of the imigrants of Hessa. The inhabitants of Hessa are the descendents of a German tribe called Katten or Chatten, of the Fulda-Lahn territory and it later belonged to the tribes of the Francones. The change of the word Katte in the old Katz happened in Transylvania, as well as the one of Ratte in the Trasnylvanian Saxon Ratz. Both these indicate the francophone origin of the name Katzendorf, coming from the region of Mosela. Documentarily, the settlement appears between the 14th and 15th century with the names Katza, Kacza, Cacza, Katzen, and, on the map of Honterus as Katzendorf. In 1448, the village has 92 households, 5 shepherds, a school, a mill and two poor men.



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