Deva (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈdeva]; Hungarian: Dévavar; German: Diemrich, Schlossberg, Denburg; Latin: Sargetia) is a city in Romania, in the historical region of Transylvania, on the left bank of the Mureș River. It is the capital of Hunedoara County.
Its name was first recorded in 1269 as castrum Dewa. The origin of the name gave rise to controversy. On medieval maps Deva appears as: Dewan (first mention), Deva, or later Diemrich.
Documentary evidence of the city’s existence first appeared in 1269 when Stephen V, King of Hungary and Duke of Transilvania, mentioned “the royal castle of Deva” in a privilege-grant for the Count Chyl of Kelling. (from Wikipedia teachings)
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