Brâncovenești, Mureș

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Brâncovenești is located in Romania
Coordinates: 46°52′N 24°46′E / 46.867°N 24.767°E / 46.867; 24.767
Country Romania
CountyMureș County
Population (2002)[1]4,518
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Brâncovenești (formerly Ieciu and Delavrancea; Hungarian: Marosvécs, Hungarian pronunciation: [mɒroʃveːtʃ] or Vécs; German: Wetsch) is a commune in Mureș County, Romania.

The commune is composed of five villages: Brâncovenești, Idicel (Idecspatak), Idicel-Pădure (Erdőidecs), Săcalu de Pădure (Erdőszakál) and Vălenii de Mureș (Disznajó).

Brâncovenești is the site of the Kemény Castle, which was the only castle in Transylvania to survive the Mongol Invasion of Hungary in 1241-42. At the time, it was referred to as Vécs, and it guarded the salt mines of Gömör.

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Coordinates: 46°52′N 24°46′E / 46.867°N 24.767°E / 46.867; 24.767


  1. ^ Romanian census data, 2002 Archived August 23, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.; retrieved on March 1, 2010