Almaș

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Almaș
Commune
Location in Arad County
Location in Arad County
Almaș is located in Romania
Almaș
Almaș
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 46°16′58″N 22°13′58.8″E / 46.28278°N 22.233000°E / 46.28278; 22.233000
Country  Romania
County Arad County
Population (2002)[1]
 • Total 3,009
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Almaș (Hungarian: Háromalmás) is a commune in Arad County, Romania. Situated in the Gurahonț Basin, in the left valley of the Crişul Alb River, the commune is composed of four villages: Almaș (situated at 97 km (60 mi) from Arad), Cil (Alcsil), Joia Mare (Kakaró) and Rădești (Bozósd). Its total administrative territory is 8127 ha.

Population[edit]

According to the last census the population of the commune counts 3009 inhabitants. From an ethnic point of view, it has the following structure: 96.3% are Romanians, 0.2% Hungarians, 3.4% Roma and 0.1% are of other or undeclared nationalities.

History[edit]

The first documentary record of the locality Almaș dates back to 1334.

Cil was mentioned in documents in 1369, Rădești in 1441 and Joia Mare in 1439.

Economy[edit]

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

Tourism[edit]

There is a monastery dedicated to the Annunciation, and the Rădeștilor Valley.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Romanian) "Arad", at the Erdélyi Magyar Adatbank's Recensământ 2002; Retrieved on September 4, 2009

Coordinates: 46°16′59″N 22°13′59″E / 46.283°N 22.233°E / 46.283; 22.233