Where is Sfântu Gheorghe Located?
Sfântu Gheorghe is a city in Romania and the capital of the Covasna district. It is situated on the river Olt, in a valley between the Baraolt and Bodoc mountains.
What Country is Sfântu Gheorghe in?
In 2003, it had about 61,500 inhabitants. The population consists of 46,121 Hungarians (Szekler) and 14,131 Romanians. The Rest consists mostly of Roma, who live in a separate district on the edge Sfântu Gheorghes named Örkö. Most of them live in great poverty. But there are also more prosperous Roma families among them.
Sfântu Gheorghe is one of the oldest towns in Széklerland. The first documented mention was made in 1332. In the past, Sfântu Gheorghe was the economic and administrative centre of the Hungarian county of Háromszék, which roughly corresponds to the present Romanian District of Covasna.
Due to its central location in Romania, the city is an important transport hub, the two main highways DN11 and DN12 meet here, and the other parts of the country are also connected by road. In the second half of the 19th century, a textile factory and a cigarette factory settled in the city, as well as a confectionery factory called Bon Sweet Bon.