Miercurea Nirajului

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Miercurea Nirajului
Nyárádszereda
Town
The statue of István Bocskay
The statue of István Bocskay
Coat of arms of Miercurea Nirajului
Coat of arms
Miercurea Nirajului is located in Romania
Miercurea Nirajului
Miercurea Nirajului
Coordinates: 46°31′48″N 24°48′0″E / 46.53000°N 24.80000°E / 46.53000; 24.80000Coordinates: 46°31′48″N 24°48′0″E / 46.53000°N 24.80000°E / 46.53000; 24.80000
Country  Romania
County Mureș County
Status Town
Government
 • Mayor Sándor Toth (Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania)
Area
 • Total 55.88 km2 (21.58 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 5,554
Ethnicity
 • Hungarians 83.3%
 • Romanians 10.4%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://www.miercureanirajului.ro

Miercurea Nirajului (Hungarian: Nyárádszereda, pronounced [ˈɲaːraːt͡sːɛrɛdɒ]) is a town in Mureș County, Romania. It lies in the Székely Land, an ethno-cultural region in eastern Transylvania.

The following seven villages are administered by the town:

  • Beu / Székelybő
  • Dumitreștii / Demeterfalva
  • Laureni / Kisszentlőrinc
  • Moșuni / Székelymoson
  • Șardu Nirajului / Székelysárd
  • Tâmpa / Székelytompa
  • Veța / Vece

History[edit]

It formed part of the Székely Land region of the historical Transylvania province.

Its first written mention is from 1493 as Oppidum Zereda. István Bocskay was elected here for prince of Transylvania in 1604.

Until 1918, the town 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]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
2002 5,824 —    
2011 5,554 −4.6%
Source: Census data

The commune has a Székely Hungarian majority. According to the 2011 census, it has a population of 5,554 of which 83.3% are Hungarian, 10.4% Romanians and 6.3% Roma.[1]

References[edit]

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

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