Location in Mureș County
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Ibănești (Hungarian : Libánfalva, Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈlibaːnfɒlvɒ] ) is a commune in Mureș County, Transylvania, Romania. It is composed of ten villages: Blidireasa (Blidirászaházcsoport), Brădețelu (Disznópatak), Dulcea (Dulcsa), Ibănești, Ibănești-Pădure (Erdőlibánfalva), Lăpușna (Laposnyatelep), Pârâu Mare (Sziródrész), Tireu (Tyiró), Tisieu (Tyiszó) and Zimți (Zimc).
At the 2002 census, 99.6% of inhabitants were Romanians and 0.3% Hungarians. 90.3% were Romanian Orthodox, 5.8% Greek-Catholic, 2.3% Seventh-day Adventist, 0.7% Pentecostal and 0.4% Baptist.
Transylvania is a historical region that is located in central Romania. Bound on the east and south by its natural borders, the Carpathian mountain range, historical Transylvania extended westward to the Apuseni Mountains. The term sometimes encompasses not only Transylvania proper, but also parts of the historical regions of Crișana and Maramureș, and occasionally the Romanian part of Banat.
Arad County is an administrative division (judeţ) of Romania roughly translated into county in the western part of the country on the border with Hungary, mostly in the region of Crișana and few villages in Banat. The administrative center of the county lies in the city of Arad. The Arad County is part of the Danube–Criș–Mureș–Tisa Euroregion.
Mureș County is a county (județ) of Romania, in the historical region of Transylvania, with the administrative centre in Târgu Mureș. The county was established in 1968, after the administrative reorganization that re-introduced the historical judeţ (county) system, still used today. This reform eliminated the previous Mureș-Magyar Autonomous Region, which had been created in 1952 within the People's Republic of Romania. Mureș county has a vibrant multicultural fabric that includes Hungarian-speaking Székelys and Transylvanian Saxons, with a rich heritage of fortified churches and towns.
Târgu Mureș is the seat of Mureș County in the historical region of Transylvania, Romania. It is the 16th largest Romanian city, with 134,290 inhabitants as of the 2011 census. It lies on the Mureș River, the second longest river in Romania.
The Székelys, sometimes also referred to as Szeklers are a subgroup of the Hungarian people living mostly in the Székely Land in Romania. A significant population descending from the Székelys of Bukovina lives in Tolna and Baranya counties in Hungary and in certain districts of Vojvodina, Serbia.
The Mureș is a 789-kilometre-long (490 mi) river in Eastern Europe. Its drainage basin covers an area of 30,332 km2 (11,711 sq mi). It originates in the Hășmașu Mare Range in the Eastern Carpathian Mountains, Romania, rising close to the headwaters of the river Olt, and joins the Tisza at Szeged in southeastern Hungary. In Romania, its length is 761 km (473 mi) and its basin size is 27,890 km2 (10,770 sq mi).
Maros-Torda was an administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary. Its territory is now in central Romania and has been administratively succeeded by county Mureș which consist of about half the territory of the previous Maros-Torda administrative county. Its county seat was Marosvásárhely.
The ethnic clashes of Târgu Mureș refer to violent incidents against the Hungarian ethnic group in Târgu Mureș and surrounding settlements in Transylvania, Romania in March 1990. The clashes were the bloodiest inter-ethnic incidents of the post-communist era in Transylvania. Târgu Mureș is a Romanian town, which has been ethnically and historically Hungarian, with an ethnically mixed population that was almost equally distributed between Romanians and Hungarians after the fall of the communist regime in December 1989. It has been an important cultural and political center for the Hungarian minority in Transylvania.
The Magyar Autonomous Region (1952–1960) and Mureș-Magyar Autonomous Region (1960–1968) were autonomous regions in the People's Republic of Romania.
The Székely Land or Szeklerland is a historic and ethnographic area in Romania, inhabited mainly by Székelys, a subgroup of Hungarians. Its cultural centre is the city of Târgu Mureș (Marosvásárhely), the largest settlement in the region.
The Gurghiu is a river in the Gurghiu Mountains, Mureș County, northern Romania. It is a left tributary of the river Mureș. It flows through the municipalities Ibăneşti, Hodac, Gurghiu and Solovăstru, and joins the Mureș in the town Reghin. Its length is 53 km (33 mi) and its basin size is 563 km2 (217 sq mi).
Ibănești may refer to several places in Romania:
Chibed is a commune in Mureș County, Transylvania, Romania, composed of a single village, Chibed. It lies in the Székely Land, an ethno-cultural region in eastern Transylvania. The village is famous for the onion produced in the village and sold in front of the houses along the main road.
Ernei is a commune in Mureș County, Transylvania, Romania, composed of six villages:
Vărgata is a commune in Mureș County, Transylvania, Romania composed of five villages:
Vețca is a commune in Mureș County, Transylvania, Romania that is composed of three villages:
Odorhei County was a county in the Kingdom of Romania. The county seat was Odorheiu Secuiesc.
Târnava-Mică County was a county in the Kingdom of Romania, the successor to Kis-Küküllő County of the KIngdom of Hungary. Its capital was Diciosânmartin until 1926, and afterwards at Blaj.
The Ibăneşti gas field is a natural gas field located in Ibăneşti, Mureş County. It was discovered in 1965 and developed by Romgaz. It began production in 1966 and produces natural gas and condensates. The total proven reserves of the Ibăneşti gas field are around 61 billion cubic feet (1.7 km³), and production is centered on 20 million cubic feet/day (0.57×105m³).
Alba County is a county (județ) of Romania located in the historic region of Transylvania. Its capital is Alba Iulia, a city with a population of 63,536.