Plăieșii de Jos

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Plăieșii de Jos
Coat of arms of Plăieșii de Jos
Coat of arms
Location of Plăieșii de Jos
Location of Plăieșii de Jos
Plăieșii de Jos is located in Romania
Plăieșii de Jos
Plăieșii de Jos
Location of Plăieșii de Jos
Coordinates: 46°14′0″N 26°6′0″E / 46.23333°N 26.10000°E / 46.23333; 26.10000Coordinates: 46°14′0″N 26°6′0″E / 46.23333°N 26.10000°E / 46.23333; 26.10000
Country Romania
CountyHarghita County
 • MayorZoltán András (Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania)
 • Total302.52 km2 (116.80 sq mi)
 • Total3,012
 • Density9.84/km2 (25.5/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code537235
Area code(s)+40 266

Plăieșii de Jos (Hungarian: Kászonaltíz or Kászon, Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈkaːson]) is a commune in Harghita County, Romania. It lies in the Székely Land, an ethno-cultural region in eastern Transylvania.

Component villages[edit]

The commune is composed of five villages:

In Romanian In Hungarian
Cașinu Nou Kászonújfalu
Iacobeni Kászonjakabfalva
Imper[a] Kászonimpér
Plăieșii de Jos Kászonaltíz
Plăieșii de Sus Kászonfeltíz

^ Colloquially Imper-Doboi or Doboi.


The villages were part of the Székely Land region of the historical Transylvania province. They belonged to Csíkszék district. In 1850, they became part of the Udvarhely military region. After the administrative reform of Transylvania in 1876, they fell within the Csík County in the Kingdom of Hungary. After the Treaty of Trianon of 1920, they became part of Romania and fell within Ciuc County during the interwar period. In 1940, the second Vienna Award granted the Northern Transylvania to Hungary and the villages were held by Hungary until 1944. After Soviet occupation, the Romanian administration returned and the commune became officially part of Romania in 1947. Between 1952 and 1960, the commune fell within the Magyar Autonomous Region, between 1960 and 1968 the Mureș-Magyar Autonomous Region. In 1968, the province was abolished, and since then, the commune has been part of Harghita County.


The commune has an absolute Hungarian (Székely) majority. According to the 2011 census it has a population of 3,012 of which 91.93% or 2,769 are Hungarian. Imper village has a Romanian majority.


The commune is twinned with: