Târgu Frumos

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Târgu Frumos
Town
Coat of arms of Târgu Frumos
Coat of arms
Târgu Frumos is located in Romania
Târgu Frumos
Târgu Frumos
Location of Târgu Frumos
Coordinates: 47°12′35″N 27°00′47″E / 47.20972°N 27.01306°E / 47.20972; 27.01306Coordinates: 47°12′35″N 27°00′47″E / 47.20972°N 27.01306°E / 47.20972; 27.01306
Country  Romania
County Iași
Status Town
Government
 • Mayor Ionel Vatamanu (Social Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total 15.13 km2 (5.84 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 13,619
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Târgu Frumos (alternative spelling Tîrgu Frumos, Romanian pronunciation: [ˌtɨrɡu fruˈmos], also Târgul / Tîrgul Frumos) is a town in Iaşi County, Moldavia, Romania. As of 2004 it has a population of 13,619. Eleven villages were administered by the town until 2004, when they were split off to form Balş, Costeşti and Ion Neculce Communes.

During World War II, in March and May 1944, this area was the scene of the two Battles of Târgu Frumos, part of the First Jassy-Kishinev Offensive.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1912 4,986 —    
1930 4,932 −1.1%
1948 4,665 −5.4%
1977 7,165 +53.6%
1992 13,875 +93.6%
2002 13,763 −0.8%
2011 9,386 −31.8%
Source: Census data

As of 2011, 9,386 people inhabited the town, 81.6% Romanians, 9.14% Lipovans and 9.08% Roma.

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