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.

St. George Church (1492)
St. George Church (1492)
Coat of arms of Hârlău
Location in Iași County
Location in Iași County
Hârlău is located in Romania
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 47°25′40″N 26°54′41″E / 47.42778°N 26.91139°E / 47.42778; 26.91139
 • Mayor (2020–2024) Gheorghiță Curcă[1] (PSD)
40.36 km2 (15.58 sq mi)
180 m (590 ft)
 • Density260/km2 (660/sq mi)
Time zoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Postal code
Area code(+40) 02 32
Vehicle reg.IS

Geography edit

The town is located in the northwestern part of Iași County, at a distance of 28 km (17 mi) from Târgu Frumos and 70 km (43 mi) from the county seat, Iași. It is situated close to the border with Botoșani County, 48 km (30 mi) south of the city of Botoșani.

Hârlău lies on the banks of the Bahlui River. It is crossed by national road DN28B [ro], which is part of European route E58. The Hârlău train station is the terminus of the CFR Line 607, which starts at the Iași railway station.

Population edit

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

Natives edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Results of the 2020 local elections". Central Electoral Bureau. Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Populaţia rezidentă după grupa de vârstă, pe județe și municipii, orașe, comune, la 1 decembrie 2021" (XLS). National Institute of Statistics.

External links edit

  • The General Archive of The History of The Jewish People. RM 160, 164.

  Media related to Hârlău at Wikimedia Commons