Mirăslău

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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)
Elevation
238 m (781 ft)
Population
 (2011)[2]
1,985
 • Density30/km2 (77/sq mi)
Time zoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Postal code
517470
Area code+40 x58
Vehicle reg.AB
Websitewww.primariamiraslau.ro

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).

The commune lies at the western edge of the Transylvanian Plateau, on the banks of the Mureș River. It is situated in the northern part of Alba County, 7 km (4.3 mi) from the city of Aiud, on the border with Cluj County.

National road DN1 leads south to Aiud, Teiuș, and the county seat, Alba Iulia, 37 km (23 mi) away, and north to Turda and Cluj-Napoca, at a distance of 64 km (40 mi). The A10 motorway runs through Decea, parallel to DN1. The Mirăslău train station serves the CFR Line 300, which runs from Bucharest to Brașov, Teiuș, Cluj-Napoca, and on to the Hungarian border.

Mirăslău 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.

References[edit]

  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" (XLS). National Institute of Statistics.