As always comments are welcomed, see today's earlier blog to discuss what series comes next. On to the city of the Day.
Miercurea Ciuc or Csíkszereda, is one of the younger cities in Transylvania. It was for a time part of the Kingdom of Hungary and between the war years of 1940-1944. It is one of the few larger cities where the Hungarian population is the majority, with nearly 81% being Hungarian. During the years of 1927-1938 it used the Romanian version of it name.
Now, It uses both languages in public signage and in many other aspects of public life. On a side note I went on to the official website and it is in both Hungarian and Romanian.
The group of Hungarians who live in the city are the Székely Hungarians. From what I've learned this group are ethnically Hungarian, but who lived in Transylvania for centuries.
There are hundreds of shops and churches to see, many built in Renaissance style.
I don't speak Hungarian, but to see this city I intend to. It is supposed to be a wonderland in winter, so I'm hoping to see it then.
If anyone can provide more info about this city this would be most helpful.
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