Estelnic

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Estelnic
Esztelnek
Commune
Franciscan Church
Franciscan Church
Estelnic is located in Romania
Estelnic
Estelnic
Location of Estelnic
Coordinates: 46°6′0″N 26°13′0″E / 46.10000°N 26.21667°E / 46.10000; 26.21667Coordinates: 46°6′0″N 26°13′0″E / 46.10000°N 26.21667°E / 46.10000; 26.21667
Country  Romania
County Covasna County
Status Commune
Government
 • Mayor Attila Varga (Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,190
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Estelnic (Hungarian: Esztelnek, Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈɛstɛlnɛk]) is a commune in Covasna County, Romania. It became an independent commune when it split from Poian in 2005. The commune is composed of three villages:

  • Cărpinenii / Csángótelep
  • Estelnic / Esztelnek
  • Valea Scurtă / Kurtapatak

It formed part of the Székely Land region of the historical Transylvania province. Until 1918, the village belonged to the Háromszék County of the Kingdom of Hungary. After the Treaty of Trianon of 1920, it became part of Romania.

Demographics[edit]

The commune has an absolute Székely Hungarian majority. According to the 2011 Census it has a population of 1,190 which 97.39% or 1,159 are Hungarian.

Franciscan monastery and school

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