Călan

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For the band, see Calan (band). For the town in France, see Calan, Morbihan.
Călan
Town
Abandoned buildings of the Călan steel works
Abandoned buildings of the Călan steel works
Coat of arms of Călan
Coat of arms
Călan is located in Romania
Călan
Călan
Location of Călan
Coordinates: 45°44′10″N 23°0′31″E / 45.73611°N 23.00861°E / 45.73611; 23.00861Coordinates: 45°44′10″N 23°0′31″E / 45.73611°N 23.00861°E / 45.73611; 23.00861
Country  Romania
County Hunedoara County
Status Town
Government
 • Mayor Adrian Filip Iovănesc (National Liberal Party)
Area
 • Total 101 km2 (39 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 14,714
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Călan (Romanian pronunciation: [kəˈlan]; German: Klandorf; Hungarian: Pusztakalán or Kalán) is a town in Romania, in Hunedoara County, on the Strei river valley, at 230 m altitude.

Twelve villages are administered by the town: Batiz (Batiz), Călanu Mic (Kiskalán), Grid, Nădăştia de Jos (Alsónádasd), Nădăştia de Sus (Felsőnádasd), Ohaba Streiului (Sztrigyohába), Sâncrai (Szentkirály), Sântămăria de Piatră (Kőboldogfalva), Strei (Zeikdorf; Zeykfalva), Strei-Săcel (Sztrigyszacsal), Streisângeorgiu (Sztrigyszentgyörgy) and Valea Sângeorgiului (Szentgyörgyválya).

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1966 11,761 —    
1977 12,397 +5.4%
1992 14,738 +18.9%
2002 14,714 −0.2%
2011 10,541 −28.4%
Source: Census data

Census in 2011 - 10,541 inhabitants.

Sorted by nationality:

Sorted by religion:

History[edit]

  • There was a village in Dacia known as Aquae. Archaeological evidence shows that the place was inhabited for a long time.
  • 1387 - First mentioned in a document.
  • 1961 - Călan became a town.

Ponts of interest include the Călan steel works, the Strei Church and the Streisângeorgiu Church.