Brâncovenești, Mureș

Brâncovenești (formerly Ieciu and Delavrancea; Hungarian: Marosvécs, Hungarian pronunciation: [mɒroʃveːtʃ] or Vécs; German: Wetsch) is a commune in Mureș County, Transylvania, Romania.

Brâncovenești
Marosvécs
Location in Mureș County
Location in Mureș County
Brâncovenești is located in Romania
Brâncovenești
Brâncovenești
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 46°52′N 24°46′E / 46.867°N 24.767°E / 46.867; 24.767Coordinates: 46°52′N 24°46′E / 46.867°N 24.767°E / 46.867; 24.767
CountryRomania
CountyMureș
Population
 (2011)[1]
3,972
Time zoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Vehicle reg.MS

The commune is composed of five villages: Brâncovenești, Idicel (Idecspatak), Idicel-Pădure (Erdőidecs), Săcalu de Pădure (Erdőszakál) and Vălenii de Mureș (Disznajó).

Brâncovenești is the site of the Kemény Castle, which was the only castle in Transylvania to survive the Mongol Invasion of Hungary in 1241–42. At the time, it was referred to as Vécs, and it guarded the salt mines of Gömör.

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  1. ^ "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (in Romanian). National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 4 February 2014.