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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.
The town administers one village, Chiuruș (Hungarian: Csomakőrös). The village has a population of 451 and has an absolute Székely Hungarian majority.
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: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.
Covasna is twinned with: Pápa, Hungary
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.