Târnova, Arad

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Country  Romania
County Arad County
Population (2002)[1] 6,240
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)

Târnova (Hungarian: Tornova) is a commune in Arad County, Romania, is situated in the contact zone of the Cigherului Hills and Zărandului Mountains, it occupies approximately 19,000 hectares. The commune is composed of six villages: Agrișu Mare (Almásegres), Arăneag (Székesaranyág), Chier (Kurtakér), Drauț (Doroszlófalva), Dud (Dúd) and Târnova (situated at 44 km from Arad).


According to the last census the population of the commune counts 6240 inhabitants. From an ethnical point of view it has the following structure: 86,0% are Romanians, 0,6% Hungarians, 2,2% Roma, 10,7% Ukrainians and 0,5% are of other or undeclared nationalities.


The first documentary record of the locality Târnova dates back to 1406, Agrișu Mare was first mentioned in 1214, Arăneag in 1390, Chier in 1325, Drauț in 1406 and Dud in 1169.


The commune's economy is prevalently agrarian, Târnova being a well-known fructiferous area. Small industry and the tertiary sector are also well-developed.


The Agrișu Mare Castle dating from the 15th century, situated on the Cioaca Hill is the main touristic attraction of the commune. Chier is known for its pieces of embroidery.


  1. ^ Romanian census data, 2002; retrieved on March 1, 2010

Coordinates: 46°19′00″N 21°48′00″E / 46.3167°N 21.8°E / 46.3167; 21.8