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Harghita (IPA: [har.'gi.ta]; Romanian: Judeţul Harghita; Hungarian: Hargita megye) is a county (judeţ) in the central part of Romania, in the eastern part of Transylvania. The capital of Harghita County is Miercurea-Ciuc.

Harghita
County (Judeţ)
Coat of arms of Harghita
Coat of arms
Country Romania
Development region1Centru
Historic regionTransylvania
Capital city (Reşedinţă de judeţ)Miercurea-Ciuc
Government
 • TypeCounty Board
 • President of the County BoardLevente Zoltán Bunta (UDMR)
 • Prefect2Constantin Strujan
Area
 • Total6,639 km2 (2,563 sq mi)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total326,222
 • Density52/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
53wxyz3
Area code(s)+40 x664
Car PlatesHR5
WebsiteCounty Board
County Prefecture

GeographyEdit

Harghita County has an area of 6,639 square kilometers.

Two of the most important rivers in Romania, the Mureş River and the Olt River, start in Harghita County.

DivisionsEdit