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The town hall
The town hall
Location of Malnaş
Location of Malnaş
Coordinates: 46°1′0″N 25°50′0″E / 46.01667°N 25.83333°E / 46.01667; 25.83333Coordinates: 46°1′0″N 25°50′0″E / 46.01667°N 25.83333°E / 46.01667; 25.83333
Country  Romania
County Covasna County
Status Commune
 • Mayor József Kasléder (Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania)
Population (2002)
 • Total 4,877
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Malnaș (Hungarian: Málnás, Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈmaːlnaːʃ]) is a commune in Covasna County, Romania composed of three villages:

  • Malnaș
  • Malnaș-Băi / Málnásfürdő
  • Valea Zălanului / Zalánpatak

In 2004 Bixad and Micfalău split from Malnaș and formed independent communes. Malnaș is in the northern part of Covasna County, in the Baraolt Mountains.


The commune has an absolute Székely Hungarian majority. According to the 2002 Census it has a population of 4,877 of which 96.49% or 4,706 are Hungarian.

Valea Zălanului[edit]

Valea Zălanului village, with a population of 149 in 2002, was first settled in the 16th century. In 2008, Charles, Prince of Wales bought a house in the village, which was probably founded by one of the Prince's Transylvanian ancestors.[1][2] By 2013, when he made another purchase, he had four houses there.[3]


  1. ^ "In the land of Dracula, a property revamp: Prince Charles renovates Transylvanian home" (Press release). 28 June 2010. Retrieved 7 Dec 2010. 
  2. ^ "'Transylvania is in my blood' says Prince Charles on Romania trip" (Press release). 13 May 2008. Retrieved 7 Dec 2010. 
  3. ^ "Prinţul Charles are patru case în satul Valea Zălanului din Covasna" (Press release). Mediafax. 1 June 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2013.