Brâncovenești, Mureș

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Brâncovenești
Marosvécs
Commune
Brâncovenești is located in Romania
Brâncovenești
Brâncovenești
Coordinates: 46°52′N 24°46′E / 46.867°N 24.767°E / 46.867; 24.767
Country  Romania
County Mureș County
Population (2002)[1] 4,518
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Brâncovenești (formerly Ieciu and Delavrancea; Hungarian: Marosvécs, Hungarian pronunciation: [mɒroʃveːtʃ] or Vécs; German: Wetsch) is a commune in Mureș County, Romania.

The commune is composed of five villages: Brâncovenești, Idicel (Idecspatak), Idicel-Pădure (Erdőidecs), Săcalu de Pădure (Erdőszakál) and Vălenii de Mureș (Disznajó).

Within its area is the Marosvécs castle, which was the only castle in Transylvania to survive the Mongol Invasion of Hungary in 1241-42. At the time, it was referred to as Vécs, and it guarded the salt mines of Gömör.

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Coordinates: 46°52′N 24°46′E / 46.867°N 24.767°E / 46.867; 24.767

References[edit]

  1. ^ Romanian census data, 2002; retrieved on March 1, 2010