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Location in Mureș County
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Petelea (German : Birk; Hungarian : Petele, Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈpɛtɛlɛ] ) is a commune in Mureș County, Transylvania, Romania that is composed of two villages: Habic (Hétbükk, meaning "Seven Beech Trees" in Hungarian) and Petelea. It has a population of 2977: 48.3% Roma, 48.2% Romanians and 2.5% Hungarians.
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.
Harghita is a county (județ) in the center of Romania, in eastern Transylvania, with the county seat at Miercurea Ciuc.
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 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).
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. Its cultural centre is the city of Târgu Mureș (Marosvásárhely), the largest settlement in the region.
The Nösnerland is a historic region of northeastern Transylvania in present-day Romania centered between the Bistrița and Mureș rivers. In today's administrative boundaries, it is located in southern Bistrița-Năsăud County and north-central Mureș County.
Birk may refer to:
Sângeorgiu de Pădure is a town in Mureș County, Transylvania, 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.
Corunca is a commune in Mureș County, Romania. It lies in the heart of Transylvania.
Sâncraiu de Mureș is a commune in Mureș County, Transylvania, Romania composed of two villages:
Sântana de Mureș is a commune in Mureș County, Transylvania, Romania, composed of four villages:
Voivodeni is a commune in Mureș County, Transylvania, Romania. It is composed of two villages, Toldal (Toldalag) and Voivodeni. The former village is much less populated than the latter.
The Habic is a left tributary of the Mureș river in Transylvania, Romania. It discharges into the Mureș near Petelea. Its length is 11 km (6.8 mi) and its basin size is 19 km2 (7.3 sq mi).
The Beica is a small river in the Gurghiu Mountains, Mureș County, northern Romania. It is a left tributary of the river Mureș. It flows through the municipalities of Beica de Jos and Petelea, and joins the Mureș near the village Petelea. It is fed by several smaller streams, including Urisiu and Nadășa. Its length is 25 km (16 mi) and its basin size is 101 km2 (39 sq mi).
Năsăud County is one of the historic counties of Transylvania, Romania. The county seat was Bistrița.
Márton Izsák (István) was a prolific Transylvanian Jewish sculptor of Hungarian descent, noted personality and recipient of the honorary citizenship award from the city of Târgu Mureș.