Luduș

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Luduș
Marosludas
Town
Roman Catholic Parish Church
Roman Catholic Parish Church
Coat of arms of Luduș
Coat of arms
Luduș is located in Romania
Luduș
Luduș
Coordinates: 46°28′40″N 24°5′46″E / 46.47778°N 24.09611°E / 46.47778; 24.09611Coordinates: 46°28′40″N 24°5′46″E / 46.47778°N 24.09611°E / 46.47778; 24.09611
Country  Romania
County Mureș County
Status Town
Government
 • Mayor Cristian Moldovan (PSD)
Area
 • Total 67 km2 (26 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 18,647
Ethnicity
 • Romanians 69.66%
 • Hungarians 25.22%
 • Gypsies 4.89%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://www.ludus.ro

Luduș (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈluduʃ]; Hungarian: Marosludas or Ludas; Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈmɒroʃludɒʃ], German: Ludasch) is a town in central Romania in Mureș County, 44 km south-west from the county's capital Târgu Mureș.

Six villages are administered by the town: Avrămești (Eckentelep), Cioarga (Csorga), Ciurgău (Csorgó), Fundătura (Mezőalbisitelep or Belsőtelep), Gheja (Marosgezse) and Roșiori (Andrássytelep).

History[edit]

  • 1330 - First mentioned as Plehanus de Ludas.
  • 1377 - Mentioned in a transaction between two Hungarian nobles.
  • 1930 - 5,085 inhabitants.
  • 1940 to 1944, Hungarians occupied the town. The Jewish population is murdered during spring 1944 ((in Romanian) Luduș Massacre).
  • 1960 - Luduș became a town.
  • 1966 - 11,794 inhabitants.
  • 2002 - 18,667 inhabitants.

Demographics[edit]

In 1910, the town had 4632 inhabitants. Ethnic composition of the town according to the 1910 census:

  • Hungarians:3,116 (67.27%)
  • Romanians:1,385 (29.9%) [1]

14,775 inhabitants. Ethnic composition of the town (2011 census):[2]

  • Romanians (68.75%)
  • Hungarians (24.1%)
  • Roma (6.54%)

Demographic movement of the population according to the census data:

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