Location of Gorneşti

Location of Gorneşti

Coordinates: 46°40′0″N 24°39′0″E / 46.66667°N 24.65000°E / 46.66667; 24.65000Coordinates: 46°40′0″N 24°39′0″E / 46.66667°N 24.65000°E / 46.66667; 24.65000
Country  Romania
County Mureş County
Status Commune
  Mayor Kolcsar Gyula (Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania)
Population (2011)
  Total 5,577
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Gorneşti (formerly Ghernesig; Hungarian: Gernyeszeg, Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈɡɛrɲɛsɛɡ]) is a commune in Mureş County, Romania composed of nine villages:


It formed part of the Székely Land region of the historical Transylvania province. Until 1918, the village belonged to the Maros-Torda County of the Kingdom of Hungary. After the Treaty of Trianon of 1920, it became part of Romania.


The commune has an absolute Hungarian majority. According to the 2011 census, it has a population of 5577, of which 71.9% are Hungarian; 18.5% are Romanian and 9.5% Roma.[1]

See also


  1. (Romanian) Populaţia stabilă după etnie - judeţe, municipii, oraşe, comune, National Institute of Statistics; accessed August 26, 2015
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