Rupea

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Rupea
Town
Skyline of Rupea
Location of Rupea
Location of Rupea
Rupea is located in Romania
Rupea
Rupea
Location of Rupea
Coordinates: 46°2′20″N 25°13′21″E / 46.03889°N 25.22250°E / 46.03889; 25.22250Coordinates: 46°2′20″N 25°13′21″E / 46.03889°N 25.22250°E / 46.03889; 25.22250
Country Romania
CountyBrașov County
StatusTown
Government
 • MayorFlavius Dumitrescu (Democratic Liberal Party)
Area
 • Total74.87 km2 (28.91 sq mi)
Population
(2011)
 • Total5,011
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Websitehttp://primariarupea.ro/

Rupea (German Reps; Hungarian: Kőhalom, "mound of rocks"; Latin Ripa) is a town in Brașov County in Transylvania, Romania. It administers one village, Fișer (Schweischer; Sövénység), which has a fortified church. Older Romanian names for the settlement include Cohalm and Holuma. At the 2011 census, 71.6% of inhabitants were Romanians, 19.5% Hungarians, 7.1% Roma and 1.7% Germans.

The Citadel is located north of Rupea. It is currently under heavy renovation by the Romanian department of tourism.
Entrance to the Citadel
Historical population
YearPop.±%
1956 4,691—    
1966 6,273+33.7%
1977 6,640+5.9%
1992 6,326−4.7%
2002 6,246−1.3%
2011 5,011−19.8%
Source: Census data

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