Hârlău

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Hârlău
Town
St. George Church
St. George Church
Hârlău is located in Romania
Hârlău
Hârlău
Location of Hârlău
Coordinates: 47°25′40″N 26°54′41″E / 47.42778°N 26.91139°E / 47.42778; 26.91139Coordinates: 47°25′40″N 26°54′41″E / 47.42778°N 26.91139°E / 47.42778; 26.91139
Country  Romania
County Iași County
Status Town
Government
 • Mayor Cernescu Constantin (Social Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total 40.36 km2 (15.58 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 11,942
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Hârlău (also spelled Hîrlău, Romanian pronunciation: [hɨrˈləw]; Hebrew: חרלאו‎‎, German: Harlau, Hungarian: Harló) is a town in Iași County, Moldavia, Romania. As of 2004 the estimated population is 11,271. It was the capital city of Moldova in the 15th century. One village, Pârcovaci, is administered by the town.

Population[edit]

The 2011 census counted 10,055 inhabitants, 93.85% Romanians and 6.06% Roma. A large Jewish community used to live in Hârlău.

Year Number  % of Jews in the

General Population

1803 784
1838 1,008
1859 1,389
1886 2,254 56.6
1899 2,718 59.9
1910 2,023
1930 2,032 22.3
1941 1,736 18.0
1942 1,300
1947 1,936
2004 11,271

References[edit]

  • The General Archive of The History of The Jewish People. RM 160, 164.