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Cristuru Secuiesc (Romania, Harghita)

Oraşul Cristuru Secuiesc - Székelykeresztúr Város

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[flag of Székelykeresztúr, Harghita County]by István Molnár, 9 Oct 2000

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Cristuru Secuiesc - Székelykeresztúr is in Harghita - Hargita County, Romania

Cristuru Secuiesc, in Hungarian Székelykeresztúr has got 9,500 inhabitants (98.6% Hungarian; 1992 census). Religious Composition: 47.9% Calvinists, 32.2% Unitarians, 16.2% Roman Catholics, 2.7% Orthodox. The town was in the Udvarhely (in Rumanian Odorhei) County of the Kingdom of Hungary from 1876 to 1919/1920 (Rumanian occupation / Treaty of Trianon) Before 1876 Székelyudvarhely was one of the Székely boroughs in the Székely Land and the capital of the formerly "Keresztúr fiúszék" (like county, but more than a county with self-government). The town 1920-1940 part of Romania, 1940-1944 part of Hungary (after the Decision of Vienna. The Treaty of Paris (1947) reallocated it to Romania. 1952-1968 part of the Hungarian Autonomous Region.

First mention from 1332 like Szentkereszt. In 1559 it became borough.

Roman Catholic Gothic Church (1458), Reformed Church (1767), Town Museum, Gyárfás Mansion
István Molnár, 8 July 2000

Coat of Arms

[coat of arms]by István Molnár, 9 Oct 2000

The Coat of Arms of Cristuru Secuiesc - Székelykeresztúr, Harghita County, Romania is located at