Fogaras County

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Fogaras County
Comitatul Făgăraş
Comitatus Fogarasensis
Fogaras vármegye
Komitat Fogarasch
County of the Kingdom of Hungary
1876–1920

Coat of arms of Fogaras

Coat of arms

Location of Fogaras
Capital Fogaras
45°51′N 24°58′E / 45.850°N 24.967°E / 45.850; 24.967Coordinates: 45°51′N 24°58′E / 45.850°N 24.967°E / 45.850; 24.967
History
 -  Established 1876
 -  Treaty of Trianon June 4 1920
Area
 -  1910 2,444 km2 (944 sq mi)
Population
 -  1910 95,174 
Density 38.9 /km2  (100.9 /sq mi)
Today part of Romania
Făgăraş is the current name of the capital.

Fogaras was an administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary. Its territory is now in central Romania (south-eastern Transylvania). The capital of the county was Făgăraş (Romanian, Fogaras in Hungarian).

Geography[edit]

Fogaras county shared borders with Romania and the Hungarian counties Szeben, Nagy-Küküllő and Brassó. The river Olt forms most of its northern border. The ridge of the southern Carpathian Mountains forms its southern border. Its area was 2433 km² around 1910.

History[edit]

The Fogaras (Făgăraș in Romanian) region was an administrative unit of the Kingdom of Hungary since the 15th century. Fogaras county was formed in 1876, when the administrative structure of Transylvania was changed. In 1918 (confirmed by the Treaty of Trianon 1920), the county became part of Romania. Its territory lies in the present Romanian counties Braşov and Sibiu (the westernmost part).

Demographics[edit]

In 1900, the county had a population of 92,801 people and was composed of the following linguistic communities:[1]

Total:

According to the census of 1900, the county was composed of the following religious communities:[2]

Total:

In 1910, county had a population of 95,174 people and was composed of the following linguistic communities:[3]

Total:

According to the census of 1910, the county was composed of the following religious communities:[4]

Total:

Subdivisions[edit]

In the early 20th century, the subdivisions of Fogaras county were:

Districts (járás)
District Capital
Alsóárpás Alsóárpás, RO Arpaşu de Jos
Fogaras Fogaras, RO Făgăraş
Sárkány Sárkány, RO Şercaia
Törcsvár, RO Bran Zernest, RO Zărneşti
Urban districts (rendezett tanácsú város)
Fogaras, RO Făgăraş

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  2. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  3. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  4. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-06-19.