Ungheni, Mureș

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Location of Ungheni, Mureş
Location of Ungheni, Mureş
Coordinates: 46°29′9″N 24°27′39″E / 46.48583°N 24.46083°E / 46.48583; 24.46083Coordinates: 46°29′9″N 24°27′39″E / 46.48583°N 24.46083°E / 46.48583; 24.46083
Country  Romania
County Mureș County
Status Town
 • Mayor Ioan Covrig (PSD)
Population (2011)
 • Total 6,945
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Ungheni (Hungarian: Nyárádtő, Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈɲaːraːtːøː]; German: Nyaradfluß) is a town in Mureș County, in central Romania. Its Romanian name until the 1960s was Nirașteu.

Six villages are administered by the town:

  • Cerghid (Nagycserged)
  • Cerghizel (Kiscserged)
  • Morești (Malomfalva)
  • Recea (Recsa)
  • Șăușa (Sóspatak)
  • Vidrasău (Vidrátszeg)

The town is situated 11 km from the county capital Târgu Mureș and is the location of the Târgu Mureș International Airport.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
2002 6,554 —    
2011 6,945 +6.0%
Source: Census data

The town has a population of 6,945. The ethnic breakdown is as follows: