Gornești

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Gornești
Gernyeszeg
Commune
Location of Gornești
Location of Gornești
Gornești is located in Romania
Gornești
Gornești
Location of Gornești
Coordinates: 46°40′0″N 24°39′0″E / 46.66667°N 24.65000°E / 46.66667; 24.65000Coordinates: 46°40′0″N 24°39′0″E / 46.66667°N 24.65000°E / 46.66667; 24.65000
Country  Romania
County Mureş County
Status Commune
Government
 • Mayor Kolcsar Gyula (Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania)
Population (2011)
 • Total 5,577
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)

Gornești (formerly Ghernesig; Hungarian: Gernyeszeg, Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈɡɛrɲɛsɛɡ]) is a commune in Mureș County, Romania composed of nine villages:

  • Gornești
  • Iara de Mureș / Marosjára
  • Ilioara / Kisillye
  • Mura Mare / Nagyszederjes
  • Mura Mică / Kisszederjes
  • Pădureni / Erdőcsinád
  • Periș / Körtvélyfája
  • Petrilaca de Mureș / Magyarpéterlaka
  • Teleac / Marostelek

History[edit]

It formed part of the Székely Land region of the historical Transylvania province. Until 1918, the village belonged to the Maros-Torda 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 Hungarian majority. According to the 2011 census, it has a population of 5577, of which 71.9% are Hungarian; 18.5% are Romanian and 9.5% Roma.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Romanian) Populaţia stabilă după etnie - judeţe, municipii, oraşe, comune, National Institute of Statistics; accessed August 26, 2015