Comarnic

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Comarnic
Town
Coat of arms of Comarnic
Coat of arms
Location of Comarnic
Location of Comarnic
Coordinates: 45°15′4″N 25°38′7″E / 45.25111°N 25.63528°E / 45.25111; 25.63528Coordinates: 45°15′4″N 25°38′7″E / 45.25111°N 25.63528°E / 45.25111; 25.63528
Country  Romania
County Prahova County
Status Town
Government
 • Mayor Dorian Vasile Botoacă (Ind.)
Area
 • Total 89.97 km2 (34.74 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 13,500
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://www.primariacomarnic.ro/

Comarnic (Romanian pronunciation: [koˈmarnik]) is a town in Prahova County, Romania, with a population of 13,500. Five villages are administered by the town: Ghioşeşti, Vatra Sat, Podu Lung, Poiana and Posada.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1977 13,703 —    
1992 13,762 +0.4%
2002 13,532 −1.7%
2011 11,732 −13.3%
Source: Census data

Etymology[edit]

Its name origin is the Romanian word "comarnic", which is a kind of a shepherd's hut [1] of Slavic origin: komar=mosquito+ -nik, literally, "retreat from mosquitoes". It is used for milking sheep and storing milk and other dairy products.[2][3]

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