Miercurea Nirajului

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Miercurea Nirajului
Nyárádszereda
Town
The statue of István Bocskay
The statue of István Bocskay
Coat of arms of Miercurea Nirajului
Coat of arms
Miercurea Nirajului is located in Romania
Miercurea Nirajului
Miercurea Nirajului
Coordinates: 46°31′48″N 24°48′0″E / 46.53000°N 24.80000°E / 46.53000; 24.80000Coordinates: 46°31′48″N 24°48′0″E / 46.53000°N 24.80000°E / 46.53000; 24.80000
Country  Romania
County Mureş County
Status Town
Government
 • Mayor László Dászkel (Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania)
Area
 • Total 55.88 km2 (21.58 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 5,824
Ethnicity
 • Hungarians 83.96%
 • Romanians 10.69%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://www.miercureanirajului.ro

Miercurea Nirajului (Hungarian: Nyárádszereda, Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈɲaːraːdsɛrɛdɒ]) is a town in Mureş County, Romania. It lies in the Székely Land, an ethno-cultural region in eastern Transylvania.

The following seven villages are administered by the town:

  • Beu / Székelybő
  • Dumitreştii / Demeterfalva
  • Laureni / Kisszentlőrinc
  • Moşuni / Székelymoson
  • Şardu Nirajului / Székelysárd
  • Tâmpa / Székelytompa
  • Veţa / Vece

History[edit]

It formed part of the Székely Land region of the historical Transylvania province.

Its first written mention is from 1493 as Oppidum Zereda. István Bocskay was elected here for prince of Transylvania in 1604.

Until 1918, the town belonged to the Maros-Torda County of the Kingdom of Hungary. After the Treaty of Trianon of 1920, it became part of Romania.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
2002 5,824 —    
2011 5,359 −8.0%
Source: Census data

The commune has a Székely Hungarian majority. According to the 2011 Census it has a population of 5,359 of which 82.85% or 4,440 are Hungarian. 10.35% Romanians, 6.64% Roma.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Census data 2002

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