Iratoșu

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Iratoșu
Nagyiratos
Commune
Iratoșu is located in Romania
Iratoșu
Iratoșu
Coordinates: 46°19′N 21°12′E / 46.317°N 21.200°E / 46.317; 21.200
Country  Romania
County Arad County
Population (2002)[1] 2,361
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Iratoșu (Hungarian: Nagyiratos) is a commune in Arad County, Romania, on the Aradului Plateau, at the western border of Romania. The commune stretches over 3770 hectares and is composed of three villages: Iratoșu (situated at 22 km from Arad), Variașu Mare (Nagyvarjas) and Variașu Mic (Kisvarjaspuszta).

Population[edit]

According to the last census the population of the commune counts 2361 inhabitants, out of which 41,7% are Romanians, 55,1% Hungarians, 2,4% Roms, 0,3% Germans, 0,3% Ukrainians and 0,2% are of other or undeclared nationalities.

History[edit]

The first documentary record of Iratoșu dates back to 1446. Variaşu Mic was attested documentarily in 1913, while Variaşu Mare in 1446.

Economy[edit]

The commune's present-day economy can be characterized by a powerful dynamic force with significant developments in all the sectors present in the commune.

Tourism[edit]

Variașu Mic is also a frontier crossing point. Situated on a plateau, the natural touristic fond of the commune is not abundant in spectacular sights.

Coordinates: 46°19′N 21°12′E / 46.317°N 21.200°E / 46.317; 21.200

References[edit]

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