Covăsânț

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Covăsânţ
Commune
Covăsânţ within Arad Province
Covăsânţ within Arad Province
Country Romania
Province Arad
Area
 • Total 42.27 km2 (16.32 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 2,659
Time zone CET (UTC-1)
Website http://www.cjarad.ro/covasant/

Covăsânț (Hungarian: Kovászi) is a commune in Arad County, Romania.

Covăsânț commune is situated in the contact zone of the Zărand Mountains western foothills and the Aradului Plateau, on the Matca channel. Its surface stretches over 4227 hectares. It is composed of a single village, Covăsânț, which lies at 28 km from Arad.

Population[edit]

According to the last census, the population of the commune counts 2659 inhabitants, out of which 75.7% are Romanians, 0.5% Hungarians, 23.5% Roma and 0.3% are of other or undeclared nationalities.

History[edit]

The first documentary record of the locality Covăsânt dates back to 1333.

Economy[edit]

The commune's economy is mainly agricultural, characterized by livestock-breeding based on cattle-breeding, pomiculture and viticulture.

The main industry is agriculture.

Tourism[edit]

Covăsânt commune is one of the most important access points to the Zărand Mountains' peaks, several touristic trailmarked pathways leading to this territory.

Besides, the beautiful landscapes of Zărand Mountains, the commune has a rich touristic fond made by men. The "Tornea" castle, the remains of the castle named "Hindec", the ruins and the tower of a fascinating church dated from the 14th century are the most important sights which are worth visiting for every tourist coming to this region.


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Coordinates: 46°12′00″N 21°36′06″E / 46.20000°N 21.60167°E / 46.20000; 21.60167