Location in Harghita County
|• Mayor||Sándor Bokor (UDMR)|
|Area||180.03 km2 (69.51 sq mi)|
|• Density||36/km2 (94/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)|
|Area code||+40 266|
Praid (Hungarian: Parajd, Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈpɒrɒjd]; German: Salzberg) is a commune in Harghita County, Romania. It lies in the Székely Land, an ethno-cultural region in eastern Transylvania, and is composed of six villages:
|In Romanian||In Hungarian|
|Ocna de Jos||Alsósófalva|
|Ocna de Sus||Felsősófalva|
The commune has an absolute Hungarian (Székely) majority. According to the 2002 census it has a population of 6,846 of which 96.91% or 6,635 are Hungarian. The 2002 Census reported 69.36% of the total population belonging to the Protestant Hungarian Reformed Church, while Roman Catholicism is professed by 22.46% of the respondents.
The commune's chief economic activity centers around the salt mine that provides salt for both industrial and gastronomical use and attracts over 400,000 tourists every year.
- "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (in Romanian). National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
- Romanian Census 2002; retrieved on June 25, 2010