Comarnic

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Comarnic
Town
Coat of arms of Comarnic
Coat of arms
Location of Comarnic
Location of Comarnic
Coordinates: 45°15′4″N 25°38′7″E / 45.25111°N 25.63528°E / 45.25111; 25.63528Coordinates: 45°15′4″N 25°38′7″E / 45.25111°N 25.63528°E / 45.25111; 25.63528
Country Romania
CountyPrahova County
StatusTown
Government
 • MayorSorin Popa (Ind.)
Area
 • Total89.97 km2 (34.74 sq mi)
Population
(2002)
 • Total13,500
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Websitehttp://www.primariacomarnic.ro/

Comarnic (Romanian pronunciation: [koˈmarnik]) is a town in Prahova County, Romania, with a population of 13,500. Four villages are administered by the town: Ghioșești, Podu Lung, Poiana and Posada.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1977 13,703—    
1992 13,762+0.4%
2002 13,532−1.7%
2011 11,732−13.3%
Source: Census data

Etymology[edit]

Its name origin is the Romanian word "comarnic" for a kind of a shepherd's hut, [1] of Slavic origin: komar=mosquito+ -nik, literally, "retreat from mosquitoes". It is used for milking sheep and storing milk and other dairy products.[2][3]

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