Corund

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For the village in Satu Mare County, see Bogdand. For the character from The Worm Ouroboros, see The Worm Ouroboros#Characters.
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Corund
Korond
Commune
Skyline of Corund
Coat of arms of Corund
Coat of arms
Location of Corund
Corund is located in Romania
Corund
Corund
Coordinates: 46°28′0″N 25°11′0″E / 46.46667°N 25.18333°E / 46.46667; 25.18333Coordinates: 46°28′0″N 25°11′0″E / 46.46667°N 25.18333°E / 46.46667; 25.18333
Country  Romania
County Harghita County
Status Commune
Government
 • Mayor Mihály Katona (Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania)
Area
 • Total 113.51 km2 (43.83 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 6,005
 • Density 54.44/km2 (141.0/sq mi)
Ethnicity[1]
 • Hungarians 96.74%
 • Gypsies 2.93%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 537060
Area code(s) +40 266
Website www.korond.ro

Corund (Hungarian: Korond, Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈkorond] ) is a commune in Harghita County, Romania. It lies in the Székely Land, an ethno-cultural region in eastern Transylvania, in the "Salt Region" (Ţinutul Sării or Sóvidék). Corund is famous for its pottery and ceramics.

Component villages[edit]

The commune is composed of five villages, the administrative center being Corund:

In Romanian In Hungarian
Atia Atyha
Calonda Kalonda
Corund Korond
Fântâna Brazilor Fenyőkút
Valea lui Pavel Pálpataka

Governance[edit]

18th century map

The village historically formed part of the Székely Land region of Transylvania province. It belonged to Udvarhelyszék, then, from 1876 until 1918, to Udvarhely County in the Kingdom of Hungary. After WWI, by the terms of the Treaty of Trianon of 1920, it became part of Romania. As a result of the Second Vienna Award, it was ceded to Hungary between 1940 and 1944. After WWII, it came under Romanian administration and became part of Romania in 1947. Between 1952 and 1960, it formed part of the Hungarian Autonomous Province, then, of the Mureş-Hungarian Autonomous Province until it was abolished in 1968. Since then, the commune has been part of Harghita County.

Demographics[edit]

The commune has an absolute Székely (Hungarian) majority. According to the 2011 census it has a population of 6,005 of which 96.74% or 5,809 are ethnic Hungarians.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Romanian Census 2002; retrieved on 6 May 2010