Mera, Vrancea

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Mera
Commune
Mera is located in Romania
Mera
Mera
Coordinates: 45°46′N 26°56′E / 45.767°N 26.933°E / 45.767; 26.933
Country  Romania
County Vrancea County
Population (2002) 3,914
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Mera is a commune in Romania. It is located in Vrancea County. It is composed of five villages: Livada, Mera, Milcovel, Roșioara, and Vulcăneasa.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 National Census data, the commune has 3,453 inhabitants, in decline from 2002, when the census registered 3,914 people.[1]

History[edit]

In Mera lies the former Mera monastery, considered a historical monument of national interest. Built in 1685, it is the only religious edifice built by the Moldavian voivode Constantin Cantemir.[2] The complex contains the "Holy Emperors" church, the exterior wall, and administrative buildings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "„Recensământul Populației și al Locuințelor 2002 - populația unităților administrative pe etnii”". Kulturális Innovációs Alapítvány (KIA.hu - The Cultural Foundation for Innovation). Archived from the original on 18 September 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Lahovari, George Ioan (1901). "„Mera sau Mira, mănăstire”. (Mera or Mira, monastery). Marele Dicționar Geografic al Romîniei (The Great Geographic Dictionary of Romania)." (PDF). 
The church inside Mera monastery.
The church inside Mera monastery.

Coordinates: 45°46′N 26°56′E / 45.767°N 26.933°E / 45.767; 26.933