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Chişineu-Criş is a town in Arad County, western Transylvania, Romania.The town is situated on the north-western side of the county, at a 43 km distance from Arad county capital. The administrative territory stretches over 119 square km on the Crisul Alb Plateau, on both sides of the River Crisul Alb. The town has formed as a result of two settlements' (Padureni and Chisineu Mic) union. From an administrative point of view the village called Nadab belongs to Chisineu Cris town.

Although the town economy is predominant agricultural, during the last decade the second and third economic sectors had a growing evolution. For most of the tourists Chisineu-Cris is a transit town towards central and Western Europe. The most attractive sightseeing spot of the town is the Crişul Alb River and its banks covered with abundant vegetation, bird paradise and an exceptional aquatic fauna.

The archaeological discoveries have brought to light traces of habitation much older than the documentary attestation of the town which is during the years 1202 - 1203 when the settlement was first mentioned as villa Jeneusol. With Nodob denomination, the Nădab village is documentary attested from 1334.

The most important archaeological discoveries that attest the continuity of habitation in the area revealed objects older than 2,500 years in more than one spots on the present built-up area of the town. Of major importance are the archaeological spots where two settlements were found dating back to the 3rd -5th and 10th - 11th centuries.