Întorsura Buzăului

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Întorsura Buzăului
Skyline of Întorsura Buzăului
Coat of arms of Întorsura Buzăului
Coat of arms
Location of Întorsura Buzăului
Location of Întorsura Buzăului
Întorsura Buzăului is located in Romania
Întorsura Buzăului
Întorsura Buzăului
Location of Întorsura Buzăului
Coordinates: 45°40′22″N 26°2′3″E / 45.67278°N 26.03417°E / 45.67278; 26.03417Coordinates: 45°40′22″N 26°2′3″E / 45.67278°N 26.03417°E / 45.67278; 26.03417
Country  Romania
County Covasna County
Status Town
 • Mayor Leca Băncilă (Social Democratic Party)
 • Total 60 km2 (20 sq mi)
 • Total 7,319
 • Density 146/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
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Întorsura Buzăului (Hungarian: Bodzaforduló, Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈbod͡zːɒforduloː], meaning (River) Buzău (Bodza)'s Turn) is a town in Covasna County, Transylvania, Romania. It administers three villages: Brădet (Bredét), Floroaia (Virágospatak) and Scrădoasa.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1977 6,541 —    
1992 8,626 +31.9%
2002 9,081 +5.3%
2011 7,319 −19.4%
Source: Census data

At the 2011 Romanian census, the town had 7319 inhabitants, of whom 7265 were Romanians, 37 were Hungarians, and 12 Romani.[1]

Demographic movement according to the censuses:

Geography and climate[edit]

The town is located at 750m altitude, in a depression, surrounded by Întorsurii, Ciucaș and Siriu mountains. Due to its location, Întorsura Buzăului registers the lowest temperatures in Romania every year. In January 2006 the lowest registered temperature was −41 °C (−42 °F) for two consecutive days.

The town is located on national road DN 10 that links Brașov to Buzău. This road passes through the Carpathian Mountains and most of its length follows the Buzău River. There is also a rail road that links Brașov and Întorsura Buzăului which goes through a long tunnel (about 10 minutes) that crosses the Întorsurii Mountains.

Local festival[edit]

The Ciobănașul (English: Little Shepherd) Annual Festival takes place in Întorsura Buzăului in the first Sunday of September and lasts for two days. At the festival, visitors come from the town and the surrounding villages, and even from other counties. In 2006, Romanian President Traian Băsescu attended the festival. During the festival the attendants can consume Romanian traditional foods and drinks and are entertained with Romanian folk music.