Valea Mare, Covasna

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Valea Mare
Commune
Valea Mare is located in Romania
Valea Mare
Valea Mare
Coordinates: 45°46′N 26°1′E / 45.767°N 26.017°E / 45.767; 26.017Coordinates: 45°46′N 26°1′E / 45.767°N 26.017°E / 45.767; 26.017
Country  Romania
County Covasna County
Government
 • Mayor Avram Gheorghe[1] (Ind.)
Population (2002)[2] 1,177
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Valea Mare (Hungarian: Nagypatak) is a commune in Covasna County, Romania. It is composed of a single village, Valea Mare, which was part of Barcani Commune before being split off in 1999. The commune is located 21 km southeast from Sfântu Gheorghe, in the valley of Valea Mare Creek (Nagypatak). Its Orthodox church was built in 1793.[3]

The Valea Mare monastery was built in 1998 on the initiative of Gheorghe Avram as a monastery situated in the center of Romania.[4]

Demographics[edit]

The commune has absolute ethnic Romanian majority. According to the 2002 Census it has a population of 1,177 of which 97.45% or 1147 are Romanians. Other minorities are Roma and Hungarians, respectively 1.44% and 1.10% of the population.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.primariaonline.ro/judet-Covasna/primarie-Valea%20Mare/m/4
  2. ^ Romanian census data, 2002; retrieved on March 1, 2010
  3. ^ http://www.primariaonline.ro/judet-Covasna/primarie-Valea%20Mare/m/1/s/1
  4. ^ http://manastirea_valea_mare.crestinortodox.ro/
  5. ^ Structura Etno-demografică a României

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