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.

Petelea
Church of the Ascension, Petelea
Church of the Ascension, Petelea
Location in Mureș County
Location in Mureș County
Petelea is located in Romania
Petelea
Petelea
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 46°44′N 24°43′E / 46.733°N 24.717°E / 46.733; 24.717Coordinates: 46°44′N 24°43′E / 46.733°N 24.717°E / 46.733; 24.717
CountryRomania
CountyMureș
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2024) Sorin Pompei Pădurean[1] (PNL)
Area
43.7 km2 (16.9 sq mi)
Highest elevation
511.7 m (1,678.8 ft)
Population
 (2011)[2]
2,977
 • Density68/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Vehicle reg.MS
Websitewww.primariapetelea.ro

The commune is located in the north-central part of the county, 25 km (16 mi) northeast of Târgu Mureș and 6 km (3.7 mi) south of Reghin, on the DN15 road. It is situated on the left bank of the river Mureș and it is traversed by two of its affluents: the Beica and the Habic.

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  1. ^ "Results of the 2020 local elections". Central Electoral Bureau. Retrieved 16 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (XLS). National Institute of Statistics.
 
Wooden church in Petelea
 
Romanian Orthodox church in Habic
 
View of Habic