MIRONEASA, IASI

Workplaces

The main sources of income of Mironeasa residents comes from agriculture, livestock or work in workshops, where wood processing, tailoring, cooperage, blacksmithing and wicker weaving are all popular.

More recently, increased industrialisation and the presence of precast products have meant that handcrafted items by artisans from Mironeasa have struggled to find a market.

Many craftsmen have given up their long-learned practice and chosen to work in other fields, or to emigrate.

 

Schools

There is an elementary school  (up to 4th grade) in Mironeasa and a primary school (up to 8th grade); there is also a primary school at the nearby village of Fates.

But for a high school students need to travel further afield. 

People

The 2011 census shows that about 4,500 people live in the commune of Mironeasa, up from the previous census conducted in 2002.

Over 88% of people are Romanians, with Roma the second largest ethnic group, comprising 8%.

In terms of religions the majority is Orthodox Christians (about 92%), followed by a minority of Pentecostal (approximately 4%).

The Roma population in the town are mostly members of the woodmakers’ guild.

Places

First established in 1820, the commune of Mironeasa is located in the south of the county of Iasi, approximately 40 km from the main city, also called Iasi.

Mironeasa is situated in the Brusturet valley surrounded by hills and plateaus, and Sarmatian sandstone quarries. 

As in most areas of Moldavia, the main attractions are the monasteries built in ancient times. In Mironeasa the nineteenth century church is noted for its unusual architecture in the form of ships.

The nearby Hadambu monastery, built in 1659, is known especially for the many sacred objects held there.