Arieșeni (German: Leppusch; Hungarian: Lepus) is a commune located in Alba County, Transylvania, Romania. It has a population of 1,921. The commune is composed of eighteen villages: Arieșeni, Avrămești, Bubești, Casa de Piatră, Cobleș, Dealu Bajului, Fața Cristesei, Fața Lăpușului, Galbena, Hodobana, Izlaz, Păntești, Pătrăhăițești, Poienița, Ravicești, Ștei-Arieșeni, Sturu and Vanvucești.
Location in Alba County
|Area||33.22 km2 (12.83 sq mi)|
|• Density||53/km2 (140/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)|
Arieșeni is a very popular ski resort among the people of Bihor and Alba counties, having 3 ski slopes: the old one is about 500 meters long, the second about 1,000 m and the third one, opened in January 2011 is the longest having 1,600 m. The first ski lift in Romania was installed in Arieșeni and with the opening of the new slope, the resort has also got a brand new funicular.
There are several other notable natural tourist sites in the area, including the Vârciorog Waterfall, the Scărișoara Glacier, Groapa Ruginoasă, Piatra Grăitoare, Pătrăhăițești village, and Bihor Peak (at 1,849m, the highest peak in the Apuseni Mountains).
- "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (in Romanian). National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
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