Tușnad

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Tușnad
Tusnád
Commune
Skyline of Tușnad
Location of Tușnad
Location of Tușnad
Coordinates: 46°12′0″N 25°54′0″E / 46.20000°N 25.90000°E / 46.20000; 25.90000Coordinates: 46°12′0″N 25°54′0″E / 46.20000°N 25.90000°E / 46.20000; 25.90000
Country  Romania
County Harghita County
Status Commune
Government
 • Mayor Endre Rafain[1] (Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania)
Area
 • Total 76.64 km2 (29.59 sq mi)
Population (2011[2])
 • Total 2,117
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Tușnad (Hungarian: Tusnád, Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈtuʃnaːd]) is a commune in Harghita County, Romania. It lies in the Székely Land, an ethno-cultural region in eastern Transylvania, and is composed of three villages:

In Romanian In Hungarian
Tușnad Tusnád
Tușnadu Nou Újtusnád
Vrabia Csíkverebes

Demographics[edit]

The commune has an absolute Székely Hungarian majority. According to the 2011 census it has a population of 2,117 which 92.73% or 1,963 are Hungarian.

Name[edit]

The village of Tusnád is often referred to as Tușnad-Sat or Tusnád-Falu to avoid confusion with the touristic centre of Băile Tușnad to the south. Romanian State Railways also makes this distinction.

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