Cămin lies 4 km north of Carei, on the Crasna channel's bank, in the contact area of Carei Plain's sand tables and Ecedea Plain, a former marsh. It was established late, in 2002, after detaching itself from Căpleni municipality.

The village was first mentioned in 1335, as part of the Gutkeled domain, and later property of the Báthoris, descendents of the Gutkeled clan. Cămin was part of the wide Ecsed domain, taken over by the Bethlens and Rákóczis after the Báthori family's extinction in the XVIIth century. Similarly to most of the area's villages, it was completely depopulated during the revolt led by Rákóczi. According to written sources, it was deserted for 6 weeks, followed by the return of 7 of its inhabitants.

After the peace treaty of Satu Mare in 1711, it was transferred to the Károlyi family and Krauts were settled down. The few Hungarians were relocated to Berveni. The village's prospering years were cut short by the fire of 1862 which left only 8 houses standing. The rest of the village, including its church was destroyed by the fire.

The end of the XIXth century brought change into the settlement's life. After the Ecedea marsh was drained, new lands were available for agriculture. However, this change also made some characteristic traditional trades disappear. Agriculture dominated economic life and besides traditional cultures, wine growing and livestock breeding were also taken up.

In 1945 another tragedy shattered the community: more than 200 people were deported to labor camps to the Soviet Union. Due to mass emigration, the German community decreased further during communism's decades. Today, they only represent 24,27% of the population, according to the last census. 66,56% of Cămin's population is Hungarian, 5,08% Romanian and 4,06% Roma.

The most representative building of the settlement is the Roman Catholic church, built in 1866 replacing the one that had been destroyed in the 1862 fire. The Károlyi family supported its construction and it is dedicated to Saint Anne. The chapel in the cemetary is consecrated to Jesus Christ, the one in the vineyard to the martyrs Saint John and Paul.

Both the church choir and local brass band are popular and take part at cultural events in the county.

János Scheffler, Roman catholic bishop of Satu Mare (1887-1952) was born in Cămin. He later became the victim of the communist terror and died in Jilava prison.

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