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  • Ivan Samoilovich Horvat (c.1724 - 1786)
    Haplogroup I2a-PH908 > I-FT355524 Branch: Danube Jovan Samuilović Horvat de Kurtić Jovan Samuilović Horvat de Kurtić (Serbian Cyrillic language: Јован Самуиловић Хорват de Куртић 1729 - 1786 Ivan...


Curtici (Hungarian: Kürtös, German: Kurtitsch) is a town located in Arad County, in western Romania. The town is situated at a 17 km (11 mi) distance from the county capital, Arad, in the western part of Arad County. It is the most important railway meeting point of Central Europe with the western part of Romania. Its administrative territory extends on a 7,970 ha (19,700 acres) area, on the Sântana Plateau, a plateau characterized in the zone of the town by the sand hills formed by the old branches of the river Mureș.

Curtici is a border town between Hungary and Romania, on the Romanian side. It is an especially important rail border crossing, as it is the main crossing between trains going from Hungary and Romania, especially those between Budapest and Bucharest. The town administered Dorobanți village until 2004, when it was split off to form a separate commune. The town borders Hungary and Macea commune to the north, Zimandu Nou commune to the east, Șofronea commune to the south, and Dorobanți commune to the west.

The town's Hungarian name means "Trumpeter"; the German and Romanian names derive from that. The first written confirmation of the town Curtici dates back to the 16th century, specifically to 1519. In 1920, it became part of Romania. It was declared a town in 1968.