Lăpuş (formerly Lăpuşul Românesc; ) is a commune in Maramureş County, Transylvania, Romania, on the Lăpuș River, at 12 km from the town of Târgu Lăpuş. It is composed of a single village, Lăpuş. Etymologically, its name appears to come from the Hungarian lápos (i.e. "flatland, bog, muddy place"). Its existence is attested, under the name of Dragosfálva, in 1293, in an edict through which the land of Lápos is given by the king of Hungary to one Denis Tomaj, from the nation of the Patzinaks, although there are traces of habitation in the area as early as the Bronze Age. It was a famous anti-communist resistance area after WWII (1949-1953).
It has a beautiful old wooden church, built at the end of the 17th century, that was restored between 2002 and 2004.
Lăpuș may refer to several entities in Romania:
- Lăpuș, a commune and village in Maramureş County
- Lăpuș River, a tributary of the Someş River
- Lăpuş Mountains, a subgroup of the Eastern Carpathians
- Târgu Lăpuș, a town in Maramureş County
Lapus may refer to:
- Lăpuș, a commune in Transylvania, Romania
- Lapus (surname)
#REDIRECT Lapus in Kokaj
Lapus is a surname. Notable people with this surname include:
- Jesli Lapus (born 1949), Filipino politician
- John Lapus (born 1973), Filipino actor
- Jojo Lapus (1945-2006), Filipino showbiz columnist