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Skyline of Baraolt
Location of Baraolt
Location of Baraolt
Coordinates: 46°4′30″N 25°36′0″E / 46.07500°N 25.60000°E / 46.07500; 25.60000Coordinates: 46°4′30″N 25°36′0″E / 46.07500°N 25.60000°E / 46.07500; 25.60000
Country Romania
CountyCovasna County
 • MayorIstván Nagy (Independent)
 • Total128.48 km2 (49.61 sq mi)
 • Total8,567
 • Hungarians95.87%
 • Romanians2.77%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
WebsiteOfficial site

Baraolt (Romanian pronunciation: [baraˈolt]; Hungarian: Barót, pronounced [ˈbɒroːt] (About this soundlisten)) is a town and administrative district in Covasna County, Romania. It lies in the Székely Land, an ethno-cultural region in eastern Transylvania. The town was mentioned for the first time as a settlement in 1224. It administers five villages:

  • Biborțeni / Bibarcfalva
  • Bodoș / Bodos
  • Căpeni / Köpec
  • Micloșoara / Miklósvár
  • Racoșul de Sus / Felsőrákos


According to the 2011 Census, Baraolt has a population of 8,567 and an absolute Székely Hungarian majority 8,213 (96%) Hungarians, 237 (3%) Romanians, 100 Roma, 15 others).[1] Approximately 47.9% of the town's inhabitants adhere to the Hungarian Reformed Church, while 29.9% follow Roman Catholicism, 16.8% consider themselves Unitarians and 2.6% are Romanian Orthodox. According to the 2011 Census the ethnic composition of the town was as follows: Székely Hungarian made up (9,271 (95.87%) Hungarians, 300 (3.1%) Romanians, 84 Roma, 15 others).

The town has one high school and a provincial hospital with 82 beds. The hospital's specialties include internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics & gynecology, and paediatrics; it also has an accident and emergency service.

Demographic movement according to the censuses:


  1. ^ "Census data 2011" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-17. Retrieved 2012-03-11.

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View of the town