Vârghiș

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Vârghiș
Vargyas
Commune
Unitarian church
Unitarian church
Coat of arms of Vârghiș
Coat of arms
Location of Vârghiș
Location of Vârghiș
Coordinates: 46°08′0″N 25°32′0″E / 46.13333°N 25.53333°E / 46.13333; 25.53333Coordinates: 46°08′0″N 25°32′0″E / 46.13333°N 25.53333°E / 46.13333; 25.53333
Country  Romania
County Covasna County
Status Commune
Government
 • Mayor Ferenc Ilkei (Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,628
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)

Vârghiș (Hungarian: Vargyas, Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈvɒrɟɒʃ]) is a commune in Covasna County, Romania. It is composed of a single village, Vârghiș.

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.

Demographics[edit]

The commune has an absolute Székely Hungarian majority. According to the 2011 census, it has a population of 1,628, of which 99.26% or 1,616 are Hungarian.

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