Praid

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Praid
Parajd
Parajd2.jpg
Location in Harghita County
Location in Harghita County
Praid is located in Romania
Praid
Praid
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 46°33′N 25°8′E / 46.550°N 25.133°E / 46.550; 25.133Coordinates: 46°33′N 25°8′E / 46.550°N 25.133°E / 46.550; 25.133
CountryRomania
CountyHarghita
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2024) László Nyágrus[1] (UDMR)
Area
180.03 km2 (69.51 sq mi)
Elevation
506 m (1,660 ft)
Population
 (2011)[2]
6,502
 • Density36/km2 (94/sq mi)
Time zoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Postal code
537240
Area code+40 266
Vehicle reg.HR
Websitewww.primaria-praid.ro

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
Becaș Békástanya
Bucin Bucsin
Ocna de Jos Alsósófalva
Ocna de Sus Felsősófalva
Praid Parajd
Șașvereș Sásverés

Demographics[edit]

The commune has an absolute Hungarian (Székely) majority. According to the 2011 census it has a population of 6,502, of which 91.68% are Hungarian and 2.65% Roma. 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.[3]

Natives[edit]

Tourism[edit]

Inside the Praid salt mine

The commune's chief economic activity centers around the Praid salt mine that provides salt for both industrial and gastronomical use and attracts over 400,000 tourists every year.[citation needed]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Results of the 2020 local elections". Central Electoral Bureau. Retrieved 9 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (XLS). National Institute of Statistics.
  3. ^ Romanian Census 2002; retrieved on June 25, 2010