Zagon

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Zagon
Zágon
Commune
Mikes-Szentkereszty manor-house
Mikes-Szentkereszty manor-house
Location of Zagon
Location of Zagon
Coordinates: 45°46′0″N 26°7′0″E / 45.76667°N 26.11667°E / 45.76667; 26.11667Coordinates: 45°46′0″N 26°7′0″E / 45.76667°N 26.11667°E / 45.76667; 26.11667
Country  Romania
County Covasna County
Status Commune
Government
 • Mayor Josif Kis (Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania)
Population (2011)
 • Total 5,185
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Zagon (Hungarian: Zágon, Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈzaːɡon]) is a commune in Covasna County, Romania composed of two villages:

  • Păpăuţi / Papolc
  • Zagon / Zágon

History[edit]

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

Bust of Kelemen Mikes

Demographics[edit]

The commune is ethnically mixed with a Romanian majority. According to the 2011 census, it has a population of 5,185, of which 51.3% or 2,662 are Romanian. Székely Hungarians account for 48.6% (2,519) of the population. It is the birthplace of Kelemen Mikes, famous Hungarian political figure and essayist and Ecaterina Szabo, gold medalist gymnast at the 1984 Olympics.

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