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Câmpeni

Câmpeni is a town in Alba County, Transylvania, Romania. As of July 2002 the town had a population of 8,080 inhabitants. Sixteen villages are administered by the town: Bonceşti, Borleşti, Certege, Coasta Vâscului, Dănduţ, Dealu Capsei, Dric, Faţa Abrudului, Mihoeşti, Motorăşti, Peste Valea Bistrii, Poduri, Sorliţa, Tomuşeşti, Valea Bistrii and Valea Caselor.

The town has historical significance as the capital of the "Ţara Moţilor" region. It is believed to be the site where the Revolt of Horea, Cloşca and Crişan (1784-1785) started. Horea was born near Câmpeni in the village that used to be called Arada (since renamed to Horea). His cellar is a tourist attraction in the town.

During the Transylvanian revolution of 1848, Câmpeni was the political and military stronghold of Avram Iancu, a revolutionary leader of the Transylvanian Romanians' national movement. The Avram Iancu Museum is located in the town.

The town is a regional center for lumber exploitation and the furniture industry. Even though the town is located in a mining region the mining industry is not part of its industrial heritage. Câmpeni is growing in popularity as a tourist center.