It is situated in the south-eastern corner of the Carpathian basin. It consists of the commune centre Zagon and Papauti (5 kms). Both villages lie along the Zagon brook, in the hilly zone of the Bretcu Mountains. The commune centre is at a distance of 13 kms from Covasna and 30 kms from SfTntu Gheorghe. Its name has become known due to the writer Mikes Kelemen (1690- 1761).
We can (,meet" him at two places, in the Mikes-garden where his monument and the so-called Mikes-oaks can be seen, and in the centre of the village, in the Mikes-Szentkereszti-castle (today called Mikes cultural centre). In the latter one we can visit the memorial rooms of Csutak Vilmos (1874-1936) historiographer and curator born in the village and of Kiss Manyi (1911 1971), Kossuth- and JSszai-laureate actress who has spent her childhood in Zagon. Here stays Mikes' bust as well (Bocskay Vince's work).
Zagon and its environs have been inhabited for ages. The richest bronze find has been discovered here, at the places called Cseremas and Metehegy. As far back as 1567 the name of this settlement appeared as Zagon, in this year Papauti was mentioned as Papocz. Mikes Kelemen's father was killed in the Kuruc war of independence, while Kiss Sandor (1809-1849) cavalery colonel was killed at the Timis-pass known from the history of the Hungarian war of independence.
The commune has had extended forests. Formerly a great part of Buzau zone, along with Barcani has belonged to Zagon. In the outskirts of Papauti has formed the timber mill of Comandau. The inhabitants lived on lumbering, conversion of timber, wood-transportation, agriculture, livestock-breeding, quarrying and making potassium carbonate. The handicraft, weaving and spinning were also important. Today the quarrying works and the ashery are replaced by units of service industry, firms of timber industry, agricultural farms and creameries.