Hârlău (also spelled Hîrlău, Romanian pronunciation: [hɨrˈləw]; Hebrew: חרלאו; Hungarian: Harló) is a town in Iași County, Western Moldavia, Romania. It was one of the princely court cities of Moldavia, in the 15th century. One village, Pârcovaci, is administered by the town.

Hârlău
St. George Church (1492)
St. George Church (1492)
Location in Iași County
Location in Iași County
Hârlău is located in Romania
Hârlău
Hârlău
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 47°25′40″N 26°54′41″E / 47.42778°N 26.91139°E / 47.42778; 26.91139Coordinates: 47°25′40″N 26°54′41″E / 47.42778°N 26.91139°E / 47.42778; 26.91139
CountryRomania
CountyIași
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2024) Gheorghiță Curcă[1] (PSD)
Area
40.36 km2 (15.58 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
10,905
 • Density270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Time zoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Vehicle reg.IS

PopulationEdit

The 2011 census counted 10,905 inhabitants, 93.85% Romanians, and 6.06% Roma. A large Jewish community used to live in Hârlău.

Year Number % of Jews in the

General Population

1803 784
1838 1,008
1859 1,389
1886 2,254 56.6
1899 2,718 59.9
1910 2,023
1930 2,032 22.3
1941 1,736 18.0
1942 1,300
1947 1,936
2004 11,271

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Results of the 2020 local elections". Central Electoral Bureau. Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (XLS). National Institute of Statistics.
  • The General Archive of The History of The Jewish People. RM 160, 164.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Hârlău at Wikimedia Commons