Târgu Lăpuș

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For the former village in Vâlcea County, see Nicolae Bălcescu, Vâlcea.
Târgu Lăpuș
Town
Union Monument (1935) and Reformed Church (1863)
Coat of arms of Târgu Lăpuș
Coat of arms
Târgu Lăpuș is located in Romania
Târgu Lăpuș
Târgu Lăpuș
Coordinates: 47°27′9″N 23°51′47″E / 47.45250°N 23.86306°E / 47.45250; 23.86306Coordinates: 47°27′9″N 23°51′47″E / 47.45250°N 23.86306°E / 47.45250; 23.86306
Country  Romania
County Maramureș County
Status Town
Government
 • Mayor Mitru Leşe (Social Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total 247.35 km2 (95.50 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 11,744
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Climate Dfb

Târgu Lăpuș (Romanian pronunciation: [ˌtɨrɡu ləˈpuʃ]; Hungarian: Magyarlápos; German: Laposch) is a town in Maramureș County, northern Transylvania, Romania, on the river Lăpuș. In 2011, it had a population of 11,744. Of these, 86.5% were Romanians, 12.4% Hungarians and 1% Roma. 74.5% belonged to the Romanian Orthodox Church, 10.1% to the Reformed Church, 7.3% were Pentecostal, 4% Greek-Catholic and 2.7% Roman Catholic.

The town administers thirteen villages: Boiereni (Boérfalva), Borcut (Borkút), Cufoaia (Kohópatak), Dămăcușeni (Domokos), Dobricu Lăpușului (Láposdebrek), Dumbrava (Kisdebrecen), Fântânele (Lápospataka), Groape (Groppa), Inău (Ünőmező), Răzoare (Macskamező), Rogoz (Rogoz), Rohia (Rohi) and Stoiceni (Sztojkafalva).

The Church of the Holy Archangels in Rogoz village is one of eight Wooden Churches of Maramureș listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Among the town's historic buildings are also the Roman Catholic church (1752), the Calvinist church (1839), the Orthodox church (1906-1912), the old school (1858), and the old town hall, now a dispensary (19th century). Rohia Monastery is also located within the town limits.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1977 13,218 —    
1992 14,303 +8.2%
2002 14,139 −1.1%
2011 11,744 −16.9%
Source: Census data
Panorama of Târgu Lăpuş

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