Miercurea Nirajului

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Miercurea Nirajului

Nyárádszereda
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The statue of István Bocskay
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Coat of arms
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Location in Mureș County
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Miercurea Nirajului
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 46°31′48″N24°48′0″E / 46.53000°N 24.80000°E / 46.53000; 24.80000 Coordinates: 46°31′48″N24°48′0″E / 46.53000°N 24.80000°E / 46.53000; 24.80000
CountryFlag of Romania.svg  Romania
County Mureș
Government
  MayorSándor Toth [1] (UDMR)
Area
55.88 km2 (21.58 sq mi)
Population
 (2011) [2]
5,554
  Density99/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone EET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Vehicle reg. MS
Website www.miercureanirajului.ro

Miercurea Nirajului (Hungarian : Nyárádszereda [ˈɲaːraːt.sɛrɛdɒ] ) is a town in Mureș County, Romania. It lies in the Székely Land, an ethno-cultural region in eastern Transylvania.

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The following seven villages are administered by the town:

History

The town is part of the Székely Land region of the historical Transylvania province. Its first written mention is from 1493 as Oppidum Zereda. István Bocskay was elected here as prince of Transylvania in 1604.

Until 1918, the town belonged to the Maros-Torda County of the Kingdom of Hungary. After the Hungarian–Romanian War of 1918–19 and the Treaty of Trianon of 1920, it became part of Romania.

Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2002 5,824    
2011 5,554−4.6%
Source: Census data

The commune has a Székely Hungarian majority. According to the 2011 census, it has a population of 5,554 of which 83.3% are Hungarian, 10.4% Romanians, and 6.3% Roma. [3]

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References

  1. "Results of the 2016 local elections". Central Electoral Bureau. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  2. "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (in Romanian). National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  3. (in Romanian) Populația stabilă după etnie - județe, municipii, orașe, comune, National Institute of Statistics; accessed August 26, 2015