Almaș

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For another village in Arad County, see Petriş. For the village in Neamţ County, see Gârcina.
Almaș
Commune
Location in Arad County
Location in Arad County
Almaș is located in Romania
Almaș
Almaș
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 46°16′58″N 22°13′58.8″E / 46.28278°N 22.233000°E / 46.28278; 22.233000
Country  Romania
County Arad County
Population (2002)[1]
 • Total 3,009
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Almaș is a commune in Arad County, Romania. Situated in the Gurahonț Basin, in the left valley of the Crişul Alb River, the commune is composed of four villages: Almaș (situated at 97 km from Arad), Cil, Joia Mare and Rădești. Its total administrative territory is 8127 ha.

Population[edit]

According to the last census the population of the commune counts 3009 inhabitants. From an ethnic point of view, it has the following structure: 96.3% are Romanians, 0.2% Hungarians, 3.4% Roma and 0.1% are of other or undeclared nationalities.

History[edit]

The first documentary record of the locality Almaș dates back to 1334.

Cil was mentioned in documents in 1369, Rădeşti in 1441 and Joia Mare in 1439.

Economy[edit]

The commune's present-day economy can be characterized by a powerful dynamic force with significant developments in all the sectors.

Tourism[edit]

There is a monastery dedicated to the Annunciation, and the Rădeștilor Valley.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Romanian) "Arad", at the Erdélyi Magyar Adatbank's Recensământ 2002; Retrieved on September 4, 2009

Coordinates: 46°16′59″N 22°13′59″E / 46.283°N 22.233°E / 46.283; 22.233