Papiu Ilarian

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For the lawyer and revolutionary who grew up here, see Alexandru Papiu Ilarian.
Papiu Ilarian
Location of Papiu Ilarian
Location of Papiu Ilarian
Papiu Ilarian is located in Romania
Papiu Ilarian
Papiu Ilarian
Location of Papiu Ilarian
Coordinates: 46°33′0″N 24°12′0″E / 46.55000°N 24.20000°E / 46.55000; 24.20000Coordinates: 46°33′0″N 24°12′0″E / 46.55000°N 24.20000°E / 46.55000; 24.20000
Country  Romania
County Mureş County
Status Commune
 • Mayor Levente Varó (Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania)
Population (2002)
 • Total 1,013
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Papiu Ilarian (formerly Budiu de Câmpie; Hungarian: Mezőbodon [ˈmɛzøːbodon]) is a commune in Mureş County, in the historical Transylvania province, Romania composed of five villages:

  • Dobra / Dobratanya
  • Merişoru / Bugusalja
  • Papiu Ilarian
  • Şandru / Sándortelep
  • Ursoaia / Urszajatelep

Its first written mention is from 1332 as Budun (Bodon). The prefix "Mező", meaning 'field', in its Hungarian name refers to the Mezőség subregion where it lies.

Romanian politician Alexandru Papiu Ilarian was born here in 1828, and the commune was later named after him.


The commune has a Hungarian majority. According to the 2002 Census it has a population of 1,013 of which 56.17% or 569 are Hungarian.

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