Centru (development region)

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Regiunea Centru.svg
Country  Romania
Development Agency HQ Alba Iulia
 • Total 34,100 km2 (13,200 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,251,268
 • Density 66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Ethnic groups
 • Romanians 65.4%
 • Hungarians 29.9%
 • Roma 4.0%
 • Germans 0.6%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
NUTS code RO12
GDP per capita (PPS) € 11,200 (2008)[1]
Website http://www.adrcentru.ro/

Centru (Centre) is a development region in Romania. As other development regions, it does not have any administrative powers, its main function being to co-ordinate regional development projects and manage funds from the European Union.


Centru has a total population of 2,251,268[2] (2011 Census). Its population density is 73.99/km², somewhat lower than the national average of 91.3/km².

In 2002 The region is one of the most ethnically-diverse in Romania, with ethnic Romanians making up 65.4% of the population, Hungarians making up 29.9% and Romani making up 4%. Most of the Hungarian population is concentrated in the counties of Harghita and Covasna, where they make up a majority of a population.


Coordinates: 45°40′N 25°37′E / 45.667°N 25.617°E / 45.667; 25.617