Comarnic (Romanian pronunciation: [koˈmarnik]) is a town in Prahova County, Muntenia, Romania, with a population of 13,500. Four villages are administered by the town: Ghioșești, Podu Lung, Poiana and Posada.

Comarnic
Coat of arms of Comarnic
Location in Prahova County
Location in Prahova County
Comarnic is located in Romania
Comarnic
Comarnic
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 45°15′4″N 25°38′7″E / 45.25111°N 25.63528°E / 45.25111; 25.63528Coordinates: 45°15′4″N 25°38′7″E / 45.25111°N 25.63528°E / 45.25111; 25.63528
CountryRomania
CountyPrahova
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2024) Sorin Popa[1] (PSD)
Area
89.97 km2 (34.74 sq mi)
Elevation
555 m (1,821 ft)
Population
 (2011)[2]
11,970
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Postal code
105700
Vehicle reg.PH
Websitewww.primariacomarnic.ro

The town is situated along the Prahova River, in the main on the left bank, but with some of the component villages on the right bank of the river.

ClimateEdit

Comarnic has a humid continental climate (Cfb in the Köppen climate classification).

Climate data for Comarnic
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 1.7
(35.1)
3.6
(38.5)
8.1
(46.6)
13.7
(56.7)
18.4
(65.1)
21.9
(71.4)
24
(75)
24.1
(75.4)
19.1
(66.4)
13.5
(56.3)
8.2
(46.8)
3.4
(38.1)
13.3
(55.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) −2.6
(27.3)
−0.9
(30.4)
3.2
(37.8)
8.9
(48.0)
14
(57)
17.7
(63.9)
19.6
(67.3)
19.5
(67.1)
14.7
(58.5)
9
(48)
4.2
(39.6)
−0.7
(30.7)
8.9
(48.0)
Average low °C (°F) −6.2
(20.8)
−4.9
(23.2)
−1.5
(29.3)
3.6
(38.5)
8.7
(47.7)
12.6
(54.7)
14.6
(58.3)
14.6
(58.3)
10.2
(50.4)
5.1
(41.2)
1.1
(34.0)
−3.9
(25.0)
4.5
(40.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 46
(1.8)
46
(1.8)
63
(2.5)
96
(3.8)
147
(5.8)
159
(6.3)
154
(6.1)
118
(4.6)
77
(3.0)
66
(2.6)
57
(2.2)
55
(2.2)
1,084
(42.7)
Source: https://en.climate-data.org/europe/romania/prahova/comarnic-12800/
Historical population
YearPop.±%
1977 13,703—    
1992 13,762+0.4%
2002 13,532−1.7%
2011 11,732−13.3%
Source: Census data

EtymologyEdit

Its name origin is the Romanian word "comarnic" for a kind of a shepherd's hut, [3] of Slavic origin: komar=mosquito+ -nik, literally, "retreat from mosquitoes". It is used for milking sheep and storing milk and other dairy products.[4][5]

NativesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Results of the 2020 local elections". Central Electoral Bureau. Retrieved 9 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (in Romanian). National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  3. ^ Romanian-English translation for "comarnic-coliba-de-pastor"
  4. ^ Tradiţii pe meleaguri chiojdene Archived 2012-05-07 at the Wayback Machine (in Romanian)
  5. ^ Suitul oilor la munte, măsura laptelui (in Romanian)