Praid

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Praid
Parajd
Commune
Skyline of Praid
Location of Praid
Location of Praid
Praid is located in Romania
Praid
Praid
Location of Praid
Coordinates: 46°33′0″N 25°8′0″E / 46.55000°N 25.13333°E / 46.55000; 25.13333Coordinates: 46°33′0″N 25°8′0″E / 46.55000°N 25.13333°E / 46.55000; 25.13333
Country  Romania
County Harghita County
Status Commune
Government
 • Mayor Sándor Bokor (Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania)
Area
 • Total 180.03 km2 (69.51 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 6,846
 • Density 37.97/km2 (98.3/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
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
Becaş Békástanya
Bucin Bucsin
Ocna de Jos Alsósófalva
Ocna de Sus Felsősófalva
Praid Parajd
Şaşvereş Sásverés

Demographics[edit]

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.[1]

Tourism[edit]

Inside the Praid salt mine

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.[citation needed]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Romanian Census 2002; retrieved on June 25, 2010