Rimetea

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Rimetea
Torockó
Houses in the village center
Houses in the village center
Rimetea is located in Romania
Rimetea
Rimetea
location of the village
Coordinates: 46°27′N 23°34′E / 46.450°N 23.567°E / 46.450; 23.567
Country  Romania
County Alba
Government
 • Mayor Francisc Szőcs (UDMR)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,089

Rimetea (formerly Trascău; Hungarian: Torockó; German: Eisenmarkt, Eisenburg) is a commune located in Alba County, Romania. It is composed of two villages, Colțești (formerly Sângeorzul Trascăului; Torockószentgyörgy; Sankt Georgen) and Rimetea. A former mining town, today it is known as the location of the Piatra Secuiului (Hungarian: Székelykő, lit. "Rock of the Szeklers") mountain and as a Székely cultural center. In 1999 the village was awarded the Europa Nostra award.

History[edit]

The first time it was mentioned was in 1257 under the name Toroczko. As part of the Kingdom of Hungary it belonged to Torda-Aranyos County; after the Treaty of Trianon in 1920 it became part of Alba County in Romania.

At the 2011 census, 91.4% of inhabitants were Hungarians and 8.3% Romanians. At the 2002 census, 76.2% were Unitarian, 12.6% Romanian Orthodox, 5% Reformed, 2.6% Roman Catholic and 2.8% stated they belonged to another religion.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Romanian) 2011 census data; retrieved on June 29, 2012

Coordinates: 46°27′N 23°34′E / 46.450°N 23.567°E / 46.450; 23.567