The town is 10 kms from Târgu Secuiesc and the number of its inhabitants is 3500. It is made of two, geographically separate parts: Lower and Upper Cernat.
This region has been populated for a long time, findings from the 5th and the 6th, the 8th and the 9th century have been unearthed. The ruins of the Ika castle in the valley of the Nagy Stream are from the 13th century.
Cernat became known after they opened its museum in 1974. The