Gheorghe Doja, Mureș

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Gheorghe Doja
Lukafalva
Commune
Location of Gheorghe Doja
Gheorghe Doja is located in Romania
Gheorghe Doja
Gheorghe Doja
Coordinates: 46°28′0″N 24°30′0″E / 46.46667°N 24.50000°E / 46.46667; 24.50000Coordinates: 46°28′0″N 24°30′0″E / 46.46667°N 24.50000°E / 46.46667; 24.50000
Country  Romania
County Mureş County
Status Commune
Government
 • Mayor Tibor Iszlai (Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania)
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,947
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Gheorghe Doja (Hungarian: Lukafalva, Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈlukɒfɒlvɒ]) is a commune in Mureş County, Romania composed of five villages:

  • Gheorghe Doja / Lukafalva
  • Ilieni / Lukailencfalva
  • Leordeni / Lőrincfalva
  • Satu Nou / Teremiújfalu
  • Tirimia / Nagyteremi

History[edit]

It was mentioned for the first time In 1409 as Lucafalva. During its history, there were several military raids carried out against the village which also sustained a lot from flooding. After break-up of Austria-Hungary in 1918/1920, the town became part of Romania. As a result of the Second Vienna Award it became a part of Hungary between 1940 and 1945. Since then it has been part of Romania.

Demographics[edit]

The commune has an absolute Hungarian majority. In 1910, it had a population of 713 Hungarians. According to the 2002 Census it has a population of 2,947 of which 73.77% or 2,174 are Hungarians.

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