ATINTIS, MURES

Schools

There are three schools and three kindergartens in Atintis.

However educational levels need improvement.

There have been some cases of dropping out of school and illiteracy.  

Unfortunately this also occurs in Atintis’s Roma community, in which most children finish school after the 8th grade  (aged about 14-15.) 

Workplaces

With its hilly terrain, most Atintis villagers are employed in agriculture.

Villagers grow crops such as wheat, barley, maize and sugar beet, or vegetables.

Other activities include animal husbandry, beekeeping, viticulture or other commercial projects.

It has become fashionable for young Romanians without much future to emigrate – a phenomenon that is very common in Atintis, especially among Roma, for whom a lack of qualifications, and a lack of work is more attractive than spending several months of the year working in agriculture.

Places

The commune of Atintis is situated in the western part of Mures county, about 50 km from the city Mures.

Mentioned in documents in 1357, the neighborhood of Atintis is spread over 4,900 hectares and comprises 600 households.

Atintis is one of the largest neighborhoods in Mures and comprises five villages: Atintis, Cecalaca, Botez, Istihaza and Siniacob.

Villagers are basically employed in agriculture, animal husbandry, beekeeping and viticulture.

People

The population of the Atintis commune numbers, according to the 2011 census, 1,575 people – fewer than in the previous census in 2002.

The majority are Romanian (60%), followed by Hungarian (32% - in Mures generally, Hungarians are a well represented minority) and Roma about 7% (some sources say that the percentage of the Roma population is much higher.)

Both Orthodox and Reformed religions are represented.