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Saint Emeric of Hungary Church
Coat of arms of Ghelința
Coat of arms
Location of Ghelința
Location of Ghelința
Coordinates: 45°57′0″N 26°14′0″E / 45.95000°N 26.23333°E / 45.95000; 26.23333Coordinates: 45°57′0″N 26°14′0″E / 45.95000°N 26.23333°E / 45.95000; 26.23333
Country  Romania
County Covasna County
Status Commune
 • Mayor Tibor Szakács (Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania)
Population (2002)
 • Total 4,774
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Ghelința (Hungarian: Gelence, [ˈɡɛlɛntsɛ]; German: Gälänz) is a commune in Covasna County, Romania. It is composed of two villages, Ghelința and Harale (Haraly).

It formed part of the Székely Land, ethno-cultural region of the historical Transylvania province.


The commune has an absolute Székely Hungarian majority. According to the 2002 census, it has a population of 4,774 of which 98.49% or 4,702 are Székely Hungarian.

Tourist attraction[edit]

The St. Emeric Catholic Church with its 13th century murals is the main tourist attraction of the village.