Who are the Székely Anyway?

A question shrouded in mystery and controversy. These are some articles that offer different perspectives on the question of where they came from and what the future holds.

 

 

from Zoltán Martin Benedek 's FaceBook page

from Zoltán Martin Benedek ‘s FaceBook page

 

Hungarian Spectrum  “THE WAR OF THE FLAGS”

THE GREAT MARCH OF THE SZEKLERS

 

some facts:
exists since: 13th century
population of Székely Land: 750,000-800,000
of that Székelys: 70-80 %
area: ~ 12,000 km^2 ( ~ Montenegro, Qatar, Jamaica, Puerto Rico)
subregion of: Transylvania
names in different languages: Székelyföld (Hungarian), Tinutul Secuiesc (Romanian), Terra Siculorum (Latin), Szekler Land, Székely Land (English),
religions of Székely Land: Catholic (53 %), Reformed (21 %), Orthodox (17 %), Unitarian (6 %)
total population of Székelys: ~ 1 million, of that: 550,000 in Székely Land, 180,000 elsewhere in Transylvania, 185,000 in Hungary, 100,000 elsewhere in the world
capitals of the planned 8 Seats (“szék”) (Romanian names in brackets): Marosvásárhely (Targu Mures), Gyergyószentmiklós (Gheorgheni), Székelyudvarhely (Odorheiu Secuiesc), Csíkszereda (Miercurea Ciuc), Barót (Baraolt), Kézdivásárhely (Targu Secuiesc), Sepsiszentgyörgy (Sfantu Gheorghe), Kovászna (Covasna)

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