Căpleni

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Căpleni

Kaplony
Kaplony, Templom.JPG
Country Romania
CountySatu Mare County
Population
 (2011)[1]
3,027
Ethnicity
 • Hungarians90.4%
 • Roma4%
 • Romanians3.1%
 • Germans2.4%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

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