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Skyline of Căpâlnița
Location of Căpâlniţa
Location of Căpâlniţa
Căpâlnița is located in Romania
Location of Căpâlniţa
Coordinates: 46°22′0″N 25°31′0″E / 46.36667°N 25.51667°E / 46.36667; 25.51667Coordinates: 46°22′0″N 25°31′0″E / 46.36667°N 25.51667°E / 46.36667; 25.51667
Country  Romania
County Harghita County
Status Commune
 • Mayor László Benedek (Hungarian Civic Party)
 • Total 26.5 km2 (10.2 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 1,983
 • Density 74.83/km2 (193.8/sq mi)
 • Hungarians 99.24%
 • Romanians 0.45%
 • Roman-Catholic 96.77%
 • Reformed 1.81%
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code 537030
Area code(s) +40 266
Website www.kapolnasfalu.ro

Căpâlnița (Hungarian: Kápolnásfalu, Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈkaːpolnaːʃfɒlu], meaning "Village with a Chapel") is a commune in Harghita County, Romania. It lies in the Székely Land, an ethno-cultural region in eastern Transylvania. It is composed of a single village, Căpâlnița.


The village belonged to Udvarhelyszék district until the administrative reform of Transylvania in 1876, when they fell within the Udvarhely County in the Kingdom of Hungary. After the Treaty of Trianon of 1920, they became part of Romania and fell within Odorhei County during the interwar period. In 1940, the second Vienna Award granted the Northern Transylvania to Hungary and the villages were held by Hungary until 1944. After Soviet occupation, the Romanian administration returned and the commune became officially part of Romania in 1947. Between 1952 and 1960, the commune fell within the Magyar Autonomous Region, between 1960 and 1968 the Mureș-Magyar Autonomous Region. In 1968, the province was abolished, and since then, the commune has been part of Harghita County.


The commune has an absolute Székely (Hungarian) majority. According to the 2002 census it has a population of 1,983 of which 99.24% or 1,968 are Hungarian.


Panorama over the village