Turia, Covasna

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Turia
Torja
Commune
Steeple of Torja by Béla Tarcsay
Steeple of Torja by Béla Tarcsay
Coat of arms of Turia
Coat of arms
Location of Turia, Covasna
Location of Turia, Covasna
Coordinates: 46°2′0″N 26°3′0″E / 46.03333°N 26.05000°E / 46.03333; 26.05000Coordinates: 46°2′0″N 26°3′0″E / 46.03333°N 26.05000°E / 46.03333; 26.05000
Country  Romania
County Covasna County
Status Commune
Government
 • Mayor Attila Daragus (Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania)
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,053
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Turia (Hungarian: Torja, Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈtorjɒ]) is a commune in Covasna County, Romania composed of two villages:

  • Alungeni / Futásfalva
  • Turia / Torja

History[edit]

It formed part of the Székely Land region of the historical Transylvania province. Until 1918, the village belonged to the Háromszék County of the Kingdom of Hungary. After the Treaty of Trianon of 1920, it became part of Romania.

Statue of Árpád

Demographics[edit]

The commune has an absolute Székely Hungarian majority. According to the 2011 Census it has a population of 4,053 of which 98.84% or 4,006 are Hungarian.

Point of interests[edit]

The smelly cave (mofetta) of Torja

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