Plăieșii de Jos
|Plăieşii de Jos
Location of Plăieşii de Jos
|• Mayor||Zoltán András (Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania)|
|• Total||302.52 km2 (116.80 sq mi)|
|• Density||9.84/km2 (25.5/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Area code(s)||+40 266|
Plăieşii de Jos (Hungarian: Kászonaltíz or Kászon, Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈkaːson]) is a commune in Harghita County, Romania. It lies in the Székely Land, an ethno-cultural region in eastern Transylvania.
The commune is composed of five villages:
|In Romanian||In Hungarian|
|Plăieşii de Jos||Kászonaltíz|
|Plăieşii de Sus||Kászonfeltíz|
^ Colloquially Imper-Doboi or Doboi.
The villages were part of the Székely Land region of the historical Transylvania province. They belonged to Csíkszék district. In 1850, they became part of the Udvarhely military region. After the administrative reform of Transylvania in 1876, they fell within the Csík County in the Kingdom of Hungary. After the Treaty of Trianon of 1920, they became part of Romania and fell within Ciuc County during the interwar period. In 1940, the second Vienna Award granted the Northern Transylvania to Hungary and the villages were held by Hungary until 1944. After Soviet occupation, the Romanian administration returned and the commune became officially part of Romania in 1947. Between 1952 and 1960, the commune fell within the Magyar Autonomous Region, between 1960 and 1968 the Mureş-Magyar Autonomous Region. In 1968, the province was abolished, and since then, the commune has been part of Harghita County.
The commune is twinned with:
- Pupinge, Switzerland
- Abasár, Hungary
- Ásotthalom, Hungary
- Abacseke, Hungary
- Szajol, Hungary
- Csákvár, Hungary
- Lepsény, Hungary