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About Zetelaka

Zetea or Zetelaka (Romanian: Zetea; Hungarian: Zetelaka) is a commune in Harghita County, Romania comprising of 6 villages:

  • Desag/Desághátja
  • Izvoare/Ivómezeje
  • Poiana Târnavei/Küküllőmező
  • Sub Cetate/Zeteváralja
  • Şicasău/Sikaszó
  • Zetea/Zetelaka

The commune has an absolute Székely Hungarian majority. According to the 2002 census it has a population of 5,753 of which 99.44% or 5,721 are Hungarian.

Zetea is a populous subalpine set-settlement, one of the great communes of Harghita county, is situated at a distance of 28 km from Székelyudvarhely municipality, at a height of 800 m above sea-level.
The mountain creeks, the fresh air and the possibility of relaxation in a calm and peaceful environment, attracts many tourists.

Zetea is the centre of wood cutting and folk wood processing. It is situated in the valley of the upper, montaneous part of the River Tarnava Mare.

The church of Zetea, the largest Catholic church of the region, was built between 1912-1914. Gothic remains are preserved in its tower. The Baroque altar was brought here from the mediaeval church.

Photo: Csíki Árpád

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