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Harghita is a county in the center of Romania, in eastern Transylvania, with the county seat at Miercurea Ciuc.Demographics2002 censusIn 2002, Harghita County had a population of 326,222 and a population density of 52/km².Hungarians- 84.62% (or 276,038)Romanians – 14.06% (or 45,870)Romani – 1.18% (or 3,835), and others.2011 censusIn 2011, it had a population of 302,432 and a population density of 46/km².Hungarians- 85.21% (or 257,707)Romanians – 12.96% (or 39,196)Romani, others – 1.76% (or 5,326). Harghita county has the highest percentage of Hungarians in Romania, just ahead of Covasna county. The Hungarians form the majority of the population in most of the county's municipalities, with Romanians concentrated in the northern and eastern part of the county (particularly Toplița and Bălan), as well as in the enclave of Voșlăbeni.The Székelys of Harghita are mostly Roman Catholic, with Reformed and Unitarian minorities, while the ethnic Romanians are primarily Orthodox. Catholicism is strongest in the east, in the former Csíkszék, while Protestants are concentrated in the west, south and west of Odorheiu Secuiesc. By religion, the county is divided roughly as follows:
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