Cărand

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Cărand
Commune
Cărand is located in Romania
Cărand
Cărand
Coordinates: 46°27′N 22°5′E / 46.450°N 22.083°E / 46.450; 22.083
Country  Romania
County Arad County
Population (2002)[1] 1,320

Cărand (Hungarian: Hévízkáránd) is a commune in Arad County, Romania. Cărand commune is situated in the northern part of the Sebiș Basin, at the foot of Codru-Moma Mountains and its surface is 3813 ha. It is composed of two villages, Cărand (situated at 92 km from Arad) and Seliștea (Bélmárkaszék).

Population[edit]

According to the last census, the population of the commune counts 1320 inhabitants, out of which 89,5% are Romanians, 0,2% Hungarians, 9,4% Roms, 0,7% Slovaks and 0,2% are of other or undeclared nationalities.

History[edit]

The first documentary record of the locality Cărand dates back to 1429, while Seliștea was documentary mentioned in 1552.

Economy[edit]

Although the economy of the commune is prevalent agricultural, the secondary and tertiary economic sectors have also developed recently.

Tourism[edit]

The natural reservations called Pădurea Sic having a 17,8 ha surface and the oak forest stretching on 2,1 ha, as well as the thermal water springs are the main touristic sights of the commune.

Coordinates: 46°27′00″N 22°04′59″E / 46.450°N 22.083°E / 46.450; 22.083

References[edit]

  1. ^ Romanian census data, 2002; retrieved on March 1, 2010