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Miercurea Nirajului
Hungarian: Nyárádszereda
German: Sereda, Neumarkt an der Njarad
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Reformed church of Miercurea Nirajului and bust of Stephen Bocskay
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Coat of arms
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Location of Miercurea Nirajului in Mureș County



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Miercurea Nirajului
Position of Miercurea Nirajului in Romania



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Miercurea Nirajului
Location of Miercurea Nirajului in Mureș County
Coordinates: 46°32′05″N 24°48′07″E / 46.53472, 24.80194
Country Flag of Romania.svg Romania
Counties of Romania Actual Mures county CoA Mureş
Town Miercurea Nirajului
First mentioned 1493
Administratively subordinated villages
Government
 • Mayor Sándor Tóth (UDMR)
Area
 • Total 55.88 km2 (21.58 sq mi)
Elevation 346 m (1,135 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 5 554
 • Density 99.39/km2 (257.4/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 547410
Website http://www.miercureanirajului.ro/
Josephinische Landaufnahme pg144

Miercurea Nirajului în the Josephinian Map of Transylvania, 1769-73.


Miercurea Nirajului (Hungarian: Nyárádszereda; German: Sereda, Neumarkt an der Njarad) is a town in Mureș County, central Transylvania, Romania. It administers seven villages: Beu, Dumitrești, Lăureni, Moșuni, Șardu Nirajului, Tâmpa and Veța.

It lies in the Székely Land, an ethno-cultural region in eastern Transylvania.

HistoryEdit

It formed 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 for prince of Transylvania in 1604.

Until 1918, the town belonged to the Maros-Torda County of the Kingdom of Hungary. After the Treaty of Trianon of 1920, it became part of Romania.

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
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.[1]

References Edit

  1. ^ (Romanian) Populaţia stabilă după etnie - judeţe, municipii, oraşe, comune, National Institute of Statistics; accessed August 26, 2015



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