Location of Praid
|• Mayor||Sándor Bokor (Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania)|
|• Total||180.03 km2 (69.51 sq mi)|
|• Density||37.97/km2 (98.3/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
|Area code(s)||+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 both provides salt for industrial and attracts over 400,000 tourists every year.
- Romanian Census 2002; retrieved on June 25, 2010