Căpleni

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For the egyptologist, see Peter Kaplony.
Căpleni
Kaplony
Commune
Skyline of Căpleni
Country  Romania
County Satu Mare County
Population (2011)[1] 3,027
Ethnicity
 • Hungarians 90.4%
 • Roma 4%
 • Romanians 3.1%
 • Germans 2.4%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Căpleni (Hungarian: Kaplony, Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈkɒploɲ]; German: Kaplau) is a commune of 4,349 inhabitants situated in Satu Mare County, Romania along the border with Hungary. It is composed of a single village, Căpleni, and also included Cămin village until 2002, when it was split off to form a separate commune.

Etymology[edit]

The name "Cǎpleni" is the Romanian version of its Hungarian name, Kaplony, which derives from an Old Turkic personal name meaning "tiger".[2]

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic groups (2011 census):[3]

  • Hungarians (90.4%)
  • Roma (4%)
  • Romanians (3.1%)
  • Germans (2.4%)

References[edit]

Coordinates: 47°43′N 22°30′E / 47.717°N 22.500°E / 47.717; 22.500