Deda, Mureș

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Deda
Commune
Deda is located in Romania
Deda
Deda
Coordinates: 46°56′N 24°54′E / 46.933°N 24.900°E / 46.933; 24.900
Country  Romania
County Mureş County
Population (2002)[1] 4,332
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Deda (Hungarian: Déda, Hungarian pronunciation: [deːdɒ]) is a commune in Mureş County, Transylvania, Romania. It is composed of four villages: Bistra Mureşului (Dédabisztra), Deda, Filea (Füleháza) and Pietriş (Maroskövesd).

Location[edit]

The commune is situated at the feet of the Călimani Mountains, at the point where the Mureş River exits a gorge beginning at Topliţa. The Casele Creek flows in the town into the Mureş. Deda is an important railway junction, linking the Târgu Mureş line with the line connecting Braşov and Dej.

History[edit]

The village of Deda was first documented in 1393, under its current name.

Population[edit]

In 2002 the commune numbered 4,332 inhabitants, including 4,001 ethnic Romanians, 68 ethnic Hungarians, 261 Roma and two people of other nationalities.

Important people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

Coordinates: 46°56′N 24°54′E / 46.933°N 24.900°E / 46.933; 24.900