Bățani

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Bățani
Nagybacon
Commune
Millecentennial monument
Millecentennial monument
Location of Bățani
Location of Bățani
Coordinates: 46°5′22″N 25°41′29″E / 46.08944°N 25.69139°E / 46.08944; 25.69139Coordinates: 46°5′22″N 25°41′29″E / 46.08944°N 25.69139°E / 46.08944; 25.69139
Country  Romania
County Covasna County
Status Commune
Government
 • Mayor Csaba Bardócz (Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania)
Population (2002)
 • Total 4,501
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Bățani (Hungarian: Nagybacon, Hungarian pronunciation: [nɒɟbɒtson]) is a commune in Covasna County, Transylvania, Romania. It lies in the Székely Land, an ethno-cultural region in eastern Transylvania.

Component villages[edit]

The commune, with its center at Bățanii Mari, is composed of five villages:

In Romanian In Hungarian
Aita Seacă Szárazajta
Bățanii Mari Nagybacon
Bățanii Mici Kisbacon
Herculian Magyarhermány
Ozunca-Băi Uzonkafürdő

Demographics[edit]

The commune has a Székely Hungarian majority. According to the 2002 census, it has a population of 4,501, of which 3,962 of its inhabitants, or 88.02%, are ethnic Hungarians.

History[edit]

Memorial of the victims killed by Maniu Guard on 26 September 1944

On 26 September 1944, members of the irregular paramilitary Maniu Guard led by Gavril Olteanu massacred thirteen Székely in Aita Seacă (Szárazajta) village.[1]

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