Mirăslău

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Mirăslău
Miriszló
Commune
Location of Mirăslău
Location of Mirăslău
Mirăslău is located in Romania
Mirăslău
Mirăslău
Location of Mirăslău
Coordinates: 46°22′00″N 23°43′00″E / 46.36667°N 23.71667°E / 46.36667; 23.71667Coordinates: 46°22′00″N 23°43′00″E / 46.36667°N 23.71667°E / 46.36667; 23.71667
Country  Romania
County Alba County
Status Commune
Government
 • Mayor Aurel Mărginean (National Liberal Party)
Area
 • Total 66.59 km2 (25.71 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,906[1]
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Mirăslău (German: Mireslau; Hungarian: Miriszló) is a commune located in Alba County, Romania. It has a population of 2334. The commune is composed of six villages: Cicău (Csákó), Decea (Marosdécse), Lopadea Veche (Oláhlapád), Mirăslău, Ormeniș (Marosörméyes) and Rachiș (Oláhrákos).

The commune is the site of a battle in 1600 between the Wallachian army led by Michael the Brave and the Hungarian noblemen supported by the Austrian general Giorgio Basta (see Battle of Mirăslău).

At the 2011 census, 67.5% of inhabitants were Romanians, 27.8% Hungarians and 4.5% Roma. At the 2002 census, 66.4% were Romanian Orthodox, 25% Reformed and 4% Greek-Catholic.

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