Gheorghe Doja, Mureș

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Gheorghe Doja

Lukafalva
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Reformed church in Gheorghe Doja
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Location in Mureș County
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Gheorghe Doja
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 46°28′N24°30′E / 46.467°N 24.500°E / 46.467; 24.500 Coordinates: 46°28′N24°30′E / 46.467°N 24.500°E / 46.467; 24.500
CountryFlag of Romania.svg  Romania
County Mureș
Government
  MayorTibor Iszlai (UDMR)
Area
37.45 km2 (14.46 sq mi)
Population
 (2011) [1]
2,982
  Density80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone EET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Vehicle reg. MS

Gheorghe Doja (Hungarian : Lukafalva, Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈlukɒfɒlvɒ] ) is a commune in Mureș County, Transylvania, Romania composed of five villages:

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History

The locality was mentioned for the first time in 1409 as Lucafalva. During its history, there were several military raids carried out against the village which also sustained a lot from flooding. After the break-up of Austria-Hungary at the end of World War I and the Hungarian–Romanian War of 1918–19, the village became part of the Kingdom of Romania, under the name Luca. As a result of the Second Vienna Award it became a part of the Kingdom of Hungary between 1940 and 1945. Since then Gheorghe Doja has been part of Romania. In 1952, it was named after György Dózsa, who led a peasants' revolt against landed nobility at the beginning of the 16th century.

Demographics

The commune has an absolute Hungarian majority. In 1910, it had a population of 713 Hungarians. According to the 2011 census, Gheorghe Doja has a population of 2,982, of which 72.74% are Hungarians, 20.69% are Romanians, and 5% are Roma.

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References

  1. "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (in Romanian). National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 4 February 2014.