Suplac

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Suplac
Küküllőszéplak
Commune
Location of Suplac
Location of Suplac
Suplac is located in Romania
Suplac
Suplac
Location of Suplac
Coordinates: 46°23′0″N 24°31′0″E / 46.38333°N 24.51667°E / 46.38333; 24.51667Coordinates: 46°23′0″N 24°31′0″E / 46.38333°N 24.51667°E / 46.38333; 24.51667
Country  Romania
County Mureş County
Status Commune
Government
 • Mayor Mihály Sándor (Independent)
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,202
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Suplac (Hungarian: Külüllőszéplak; Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈkykylːøːseːplɒk], meaning "nice place on the river Küküllő") is a commune in Mureş County, Transylvania, Romania which is composed of five villages:

  • Idrifaia / Héderfája
  • Laslău Mare / Oláhszentlászló
  • Laslău Mic / Kisszentlászló
  • Suplac
  • Vaidacuta / Vajdakuta

History[edit]

It formed part of the Székely Land region of the historical Transylvania province. Until 1918, the village belonged to the Maros-Torda County of the Kingdom of Hungary. After the Treaty of Trianon of 1920, it became part of Romania.

Economy[edit]

The Laslău Mare gas field is located in the village of Laslău Mare. It was established in 1925 and is still operational as of 2010. The estimated reserves have been quantified as 5×109m3 (176 billion cubic feet).

Demographics[edit]

The commune has a Hungarian majority. According to the 2011 Census it has a population of 2,202 of which 51.27% or 1,129 are Hungarian and 35.92% or 791 Romanians.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Suplac as Szeplak in Josephinische Landaufnahme, 1769-73