Mirăslău

Mirăslău (German: Mireslau; Hungarian: Miriszló) is a commune located in Alba County, Transylvania, Romania. It has a population of 1,985 (2011). The commune is composed of six villages: Cicău (Csákó), Decea (Marosdécse), Lopadea Veche (Oláhlapád), Mirăslău, Ormeniș (Marosörményes) and Rachiș (Oláhrákos).

Mirăslău
Miriszló
Monument to Battle of Mirăslău (1600)
Monument to Battle of Mirăslău (1600)
Location within Alba County
Location within Alba County
Mirăslău is located in Romania
Mirăslău
Mirăslău
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 46°22′00″N 23°43′00″E / 46.36667°N 23.71667°E / 46.36667; 23.71667Coordinates: 46°22′00″N 23°43′00″E / 46.36667°N 23.71667°E / 46.36667; 23.71667
CountryRomania
CountyAlba
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2024) Liviu-Gigel Alexandru[1] (PNL)
Area
66.59 km2 (25.71 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
1,985
 • Density30/km2 (77/sq mi)
Time zoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Vehicle reg.AB

The commune is the site of a battle in 1600 between the Wallachian army led by Michael the Brave and the Hungarian noblemen supported by the Austrian general Giorgio Basta (see Battle of Mirăslău).

At the 2011 census, 67.5% of inhabitants were Romanians, 27.8% Hungarians and 4.5% Roma. At the 2002 census, 66.4% were Romanian Orthodox, 25% Reformed and 4% Greek-Catholic.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Results of the 2020 local elections". Central Electoral Bureau. Retrieved 6 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (in Romanian). National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 4 February 2014.