Dealu

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Dealu

Oroszhegy
Location in Harghita County
Location in Harghita County
Dealu is located in Romania
Dealu
Dealu
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 46°24′N 25°18′E / 46.400°N 25.300°E / 46.400; 25.300Coordinates: 46°24′N 25°18′E / 46.400°N 25.300°E / 46.400; 25.300
Country Romania
CountyHarghita
Government
 • MayorElemér Imre Bálint[1] (UDMR)
Area
96.95 km2 (37.43 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
3,907
 • Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Postal code
537080
Area code+40 266
Vehicle reg.HR
Websitewww.oroszhegy.org

Dealu (Hungarian: Oroszhegy, meaning "Russian Mountain"; Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈoroshɛɟ]) is a commune in Harghita County, Romania. It lies in the Székely Land, an ethno-cultural region in eastern Transylvania. The commune is known for its plum-based pálinka and is composed of seven villages:

  • Dealu / Oroszhegy
  • Fâncel / Székelyfancsal
  • Sâncrai / Székelyszentkirály
  • Tămașu / Székelyszenttamás
  • Tibod / Tibód
  • Ulcani / Ülke
  • Valea Rotundă / Uknyéd

History[edit]

The villages belonged to the Székely seat of Udvarhelyszék until the administrative reform of Transylvania in 1876, when they fell within the Udvarhely County in the Kingdom of Hungary. After the Treaty of Trianon of 1920, they became part of Romania and fell within Odorhei County during the interwar period. In 1940, the Second Vienna Award granted the Northern Transylvania to Hungary and the villages were held by Hungary until 1944. After Soviet occupation, the Romanian administration returned and the commune became officially part of Romania in 1947. Between 1952 and 1960, the commune fell within the Hungarian Autonomous Province, between 1960 and 1968 the Mureș-Hungarian Autonomous Province. In 1968, the province was abolished, and since then, the commune has been part of Harghita County.

Demographics[edit]

At the 2011 census, the commune had a population of 3,907; out of them, 99% were Hungarian and 0.4% were Romanian.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Romanian) alegeri.tv - Alegeri locale 2012 - Rezultate alegeri Primăria Dealu, judeţul Harghita; retrieved on April 16, 2013
  2. ^ "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (in Romanian). National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  3. ^ Tab8. Populaţia stabilă după etnie – judeţe, municipii, oraşe, comune, 2011 census results, Institutul Național de Statistică, accessed 20 February 2020.