Malnaș

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Malnaş
Málnás
Commune
The town hall
The town hall
Location of Malnaş
Location of Malnaş
Coordinates: 46°1′0″N 25°50′0″E / 46.01667°N 25.83333°E / 46.01667; 25.83333Coordinates: 46°1′0″N 25°50′0″E / 46.01667°N 25.83333°E / 46.01667; 25.83333
Country  Romania
County Covasna County
Status Commune
Government
 • Mayor József Kasléder (Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania)
Population (2002)
 • Total 4,877
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Malnaş (Hungarian: Málnás, Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈmaːlnaːʃ]) is a commune in Covasna County, Romania composed of three villages:

  • Malnaş
  • Malnaş-Băi / Málnásfürdő
  • Valea Zălanului / Zalánpatak

In 2004 Bixad and Micfalău split from Malnaş and formed independent communes. Malnaş is in the northern part of Covasna County, in the Baraolt Mountains.

Demographics[edit]

The commune has an absolute Székely Hungarian majority. According to the 2002 Census it has a population of 4,877 of which 96.49% or 4,706 are Hungarian.

Valea Zălanului[edit]

Valea Zălanului village, with a population of 149 in 2002, was first settled in the 16th century. In 2008, Charles, Prince of Wales bought a house in the village, which was probably founded by one of the Prince's Transylvanian ancestors.[1][2] By 2013, when he made another purchase, he had four houses there.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "In the land of Dracula, a property revamp: Prince Charles renovates Transylvanian home" (Press release). dailymail.co.uk. 28 June 2010. Retrieved 7 Dec 2010. 
  2. ^ "'Transylvania is in my blood' says Prince Charles on Romania trip" (Press release). Hellomagazine.com. 13 May 2008. Retrieved 7 Dec 2010. 
  3. ^ "Prinţul Charles are patru case în satul Valea Zălanului din Covasna" (Press release). Mediafax. 1 June 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2013.