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Luduș (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈluduʃ]; Hungarian: Marosludas or Ludas; Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈmɒroʃludɒʃ], German: Ludasch) is a town in central Romania in Mureș County, 44 km south-west from the county's capital Târgu Mureș.

Luduș

Marosludas
Town
Roman Catholic Parish Church
Roman Catholic Parish Church
Coat of arms of Luduș
Coat of arms
Luduș is located in Romania
Luduș
Luduș
Coordinates: 46°28′40″N 24°5′46″E / 46.47778°N 24.09611°E / 46.47778; 24.09611Coordinates: 46°28′40″N 24°5′46″E / 46.47778°N 24.09611°E / 46.47778; 24.09611
Country Romania
CountyMureș County
StatusTown
Government
 • MayorCristian Moldovan (PSD)
Area
 • Total67 km2 (26 sq mi)
Population
 (2004)
 • Total18,647
Ethnicity
 • Romanians69.66%
 • Hungarians25.22%
 • Gypsies4.89%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Websitehttp://www.ludus.ro

Six villages are administered by the town: Avrămești (Eckentelep), Cioarga (Csorga), Ciurgău (Csorgó), Fundătura (Mezőalbisitelep or Belsőtelep), Gheja (Marosgezse) and Roșiori (Andrássytelep).

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HistoryEdit

  • 1330 - First mentioned as Plehanus de Ludas.
  • 1377 - Mentioned in a transaction between two Hungarian nobles.
  • 1930 - 5,085 inhabitants.
  • 1940 to 1944, Hungarians occupied the town. The Jewish population is murdered during spring 1944 (‹See Tfd›(in Romanian) Luduș Massacre).
  • 1960 - Luduș became a town.
  • 1966 - 11,794 inhabitants.
  • 2002 - 17,497 inhabitants.

DemographicsEdit

In 1850, the town had 1,166 inhabitants. Ethnic composition of the town according to the 1850 census:

  • Romanians: 1,065 (91.34%)
  • Hungarians: 34 (2.92%) [1]

In 1910, the town had 4632 inhabitants. Ethnic composition of the town according to the 1910 census:

  • Hungarians:3,116 (67.27%)
  • Romanians:1,385 (29.9%) [2]

14,775 inhabitants. Ethnic composition of the town (2011 census):[3]

  • Romanians (68.75%)
  • Hungarians (24.1%)
  • Roma (6.54%)

Demographic movement of the population according to the census data:

 

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