ABOUT

CRISTURU SECUIESC (SZÉKELYKERESZTÚR IN HUNGARIAN) IS A TOWN OF ABOUT 10.000 INHABITANTS IN HARGHITA COUNTY, ROMANIA.
IT LIES IN THE HISTORICAL REGION OF “TRANSILVANYA”, WHICH BECAME DEFINITIVE PART OF ROMANIA WITH THE 1947 TREATY OF PARIS, WHEN HUNGARY LOST PART OF ITS TERRITORIES. IN FACT, THE ALMOST TOTALITY OF THE POPULATION, ABOUT 95%, IS PART OF THE SZÉKELY ETHNIC SUBGROUP AND SPEAKS HUNGARIAN; THE MOST FOLLOWED RELIGIONS ARE THE REFORMED AND THE UNITARIAN ONES, WHILE THE OFFICIAL CHURCH OF ROMANIA IS THE ORTHODOX ONE.
HERE YOU CAN VISIT THE MEMORIAL OF THE HUNGARIAN POET PETŐFI SÁNDOR, WHO IS SAID TO HAVE SPENT HIS LAST NIGHT IN CRISTURU SECUIESC. THE TOWN IS SURROUNDED BY HILLS AND ITS NATURAL ATTRACTIONS INCLUDE A RIVER, THE NAGY-KÜKÜLLŐ, A FOREST AND TWO FISHING LAKES.

 

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