Is a county in the center of Romania, in eastern Transylvania, with the county seat at Miercurea Ciuc.
Harghita consists primarily of mountains, connected to the Eastern Carpathians, such as the Ciuc and Harghita Mountains; volcanic plateaux, foothills, and the more densely populated river valleys.
The mountains are volcanic in origin, and the region is known for its excellent hot mineral springs. Harghita is known as one of the coldest regions in Romania, although summers can be quite warm.
It is in this county that two of the most important rivers in Romania, the Mureș and the Olt, originate.
Harghita’s spectacular natural scenery includes Sfânta Ana Lake, a volcanic crater lake near the town of Băile Tușnad;Lacul Roșu a mountain lake in the northeast near the town of Gheorgheni, and Cheile Bicazului, a dramatic, narrow canyon formed by the Bicaz stream. The county is renowned for its spa resorts and mineral waters.
From Ciumani, all these attranctions are easily accsessible.