Ardud

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Ardud (Hungarian: Erdőd, Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈɛrdøːd]; German: Erdeed) is a town situated in Satu Mare County, Transylvania, Romania. It administers five villages: Ardud-Vii (Erdődhegy), Baba Novac (Lajosmajor), Gerăușa (Oláhgyűrűs), Mădăras (Nagymadarász) and Sărătura (Sóspuszta).

Ardud
Ardud fortress
Ardud fortress
Coat of arms of Ardud
Coat of arms
Location in Satu Mare County
Location in Satu Mare County
Ardud is located in Romania
Ardud
Ardud
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 47°38′N 22°53′E / 47.633°N 22.883°E / 47.633; 22.883Coordinates: 47°38′N 22°53′E / 47.633°N 22.883°E / 47.633; 22.883
Country Romania
CountySatu Mare
Government
 • MayorOvidiu Marius Duma[1] (PNL)
Population
 (2011)[2]
6,231
Time zoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Vehicle reg.SM
Websiteorasardud.ro

HistoryEdit

It has a complex history, having in different periods been part the Kingdom of Hungary, Ottoman Empire, Habsburg Monarchy and the Kingdom of Romania.

In 1920 the town became part of Romania, under the Treaty of Trianon that concluded World War I. As a result of the Second Vienna Award it became a part of Hungary between 1940 and 1945. Since then it has been part of Romania.

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1869 4,357—    
1880 4,071−6.6%
1890 4,926+21.0%
1900 5,742+16.6%
1910 6,302+9.8%
1930 7,313+16.0%
1941 8,047+10.0%
1992 6,572−18.3%
2002 6,486−1.3%
2011 5,889−9.2%
Source: Census data[3]

The 2011 census recorded a total population of 5,889. Of these, 59.2% were Romanians, 18.6% Hungarians, 16.1% Roma and 4.8% Germans.[4] In 2002, 41.7% were Romanian Orthodox, 32.7% Roman Catholic, 13.9% Greek-Catholic, 5.1% Pentecostal, 4.2% Reformed and 2.3% Baptist.[5]

Notable residentsEdit

International relationsEdit

Ardud is twinned with:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Results of the 2016 local elections". Central Electoral Bureau. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (in Romanian). National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  3. ^ Census Database
  4. ^ 2011 Romanian census data
  5. ^ Romanian Government Department of Interethnic Relations (in Romanian) Archived July 17, 2011, at the Wayback Machine