Zerind (Hungarian: Nagyzerénd) is a commune in Arad County, Romania. Its administrative territory stretches over 5100 hectares and it is situated in the lower part of the Crișurilor Plateau, at Romania's western border, on the Crișul Negru's valley. It is composed of two villages: Iermata Neagră (Feketegyarmat) and Zerind (situated at 56 km from Arad).

Zerind
Nagyzerénd
Zerind is located in Romania
Zerind
Zerind
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 46°37′N 21°31′E / 46.617°N 21.517°E / 46.617; 21.517Coordinates: 46°37′N 21°31′E / 46.617°N 21.517°E / 46.617; 21.517
CountryRomania
CountyArad
Area
61.39 km2 (23.70 sq mi)
Elevation
89 m (292 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
1,320
 • Density22/km2 (56/sq mi)
Time zoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Vehicle reg.AR

PopulationEdit

According to the last census, the population of the commune counts 1303 inhabitants, out of which 7.98% are Romanians, 89.87% Hungarians, 1,84% Roms and 0,2% are of other or undeclared nationalities.

HistoryEdit

The first documentary record of Zerind dates back to 1169, while Iermata Neagră was first mentioned in 1241.

EconomyEdit

The commune's economy is prevalently agrarian. Vegetable-growing and livestock-breeding are the most developed economic sectors. In the last few years a significant evolution can be observed in the tertiary economic sector.

TourismEdit

There is a Reformed church in Iermata Neagră dating from 1799. The zone of the river Crișul Negru is abounding in game and fish.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (XLS). National Institute of Statistics.