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Brad, Hunedoara

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Brad (Romanian pronunciation: [brad]; Hungarian: Brád; German: Tannenhof) is a city in Hunedoara County in the Transylvania region of Romania. Its name comes from the Romanian word brad, "fir".

Brad
Municipality
Coat of arms of Brad
Coat of arms
Brad is located in Romania
Brad
Brad
Location of Brad, Hunedoara
Coordinates: 46°7′46″N 22°47′24″E / 46.12944°N 22.79000°E / 46.12944; 22.79000
Country Romania
CountyHunedoara County
StatusMunicipality
Government
 • MayorFlorin Cazacu (Social Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total79.98 km2 (30.88 sq mi)
Population
(2011)
 • Total13,909
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Websitehttp://www.e-brad.ro/

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DemographicsEdit

YearPop.±%
1948 6,210—    
1956 9,963+60.4%
1966 15,532+55.9%
1977 17,077+9.9%
1992 18,861+10.4%
2002 16,482−12.6%
2011 14,495−12.1%
Source: Census data

GeographyEdit

Five villages are administered by the city: Mesteacăn ("birch"; Mesztákon), Potingani (Pottingány), Ruda-Brad (Ruda), Țărățel (Cerecel) and Valea Bradului ("the valley of the fir tree"; Vályabrád).

HistoryEdit

A gold mine in the area began to be exploited in Roman times, and the town developed around it. The earliest documentary mention of Brad dates to 1445. Gold mining was active until 2006. There is a Gold Museum.

NativesEdit