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Covasna

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Country  Romania
Mayor  Lorincz Zsigmond (UDMR)
Area  155.11 km2

Covasna in the past, History of Covasna

Map of Covasna

Covasna ([koˈvasna], Hungarian: Kovászna, [ˈkovaːsnɒ], German: Kowasna) is a town in Covasna County, Transylvania, Romania, at an altitude of 550–600 m. It is known for its natural mineral waters and mofettas.

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The town administers one village, Chiuruș (Hungarian: Csomakőrös). The village has a population of 451 and has an absolute Székely Hungarian majority.

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Demographics

According to the 2011 census, Covasna has 10,265 inhabitants. It has a Hungarian majority: 7,549 or 66.4%. 3,672 (32.3%) Romanians also live in the town.

Demographic movement according to the censuses:

History

  • 1567 - First mentioned in a document.
  • 1880 - Covasna has flourished as a health resort since the 1880s
  • 1952 - Covasna became a town.
  • 1970's - Several hotels and cure centers were built in Covasna.
  • 2000's - Covasna is a nationally important spa town in Romania, famous for cardiovascular treatments.
  • Twin towns – Sister cities

    Covasna is twinned with:

  • Pápa, Hungary
  • Nagykanizsa, Hungary
  • Gyula, Hungary
  • Balatonfüred, Hungary
  • Csenger, Hungary
  • Călărași, Moldova
  • Natives

    The Hungarian explorer and linguist Sándor Kőrösi Csoma was born in Chiuruș/Csomakőrös in 1784. Kőrösi is widely seen as the founder of Tibetology, he was the compiler and author of the first Tibetan-English dictionary and grammar book. He died in Darjeeling, India in 1842.

    A statue in his honour was erected in the centre of the village in 1972 and there is an exhibition in the cultural centre.

    References

    Covasna Wikipedia


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