City of Arad Romania

Arad is the capital city of the Arad County of the NW Romanian Region of Crişana. Its territory is mainly in Crişana but also partly spills into the northern region of its southern bordered region of Banat. Arad is the 3rd largest city in the Western part of Romania, and the 12th largest city overall. It boasts a population of 160k. The ethnic makeup of the city consists of 85% Romanians, 10% Hungarians, 1.71% Romani, 0.84% Germans and 1.22% other nationalities. The top religions in the city are Romanian Orthodox (72.7%), Roman Catholic (12.1%), Baptist (4.5%), and Pentecostal (4.4%). The climate of Arad is continental, it has warm to hot summers, and cool, damp winters.

 

Attractions in Arad

 

Architectural Monuments

 

The Fortified Town of Arad

An 18th century fortification system built in Arad.

The Administrative Palace of Arad

The Town Hall of the City.

The Ioan Slavici Classical Theatre

18th century classical theatre.

Neumann Palace

Neuman Family Palace

Cenad Palace

The Cenad Palace

Bohuș Palace

The Bohuș Palace

Szántay Palace

The Szanty Palace

The Cultural Palace

The Palace of Culture

County of Arad

The county of Arad is 2,994 sq. miles (3.6% of the Romanian territory) and has a population of 430,629. The ethnic composition of the area is 84% Romanian, 9% Hungarian, and 4% Roma. Arad County has 1 municipality, 9 towns and 68 communes with approximately 180 villages. The capital city of the Arad County is the city of Arad, from which the county also derives its name from.

 

Municipalities

Arad

Towns

Chișineu-Criș

Curtici

Ineu

Lipova

Nădlac

Pâncota

Pecica

Sântana

Sebiș

Communes

Almaș

Apateu

Archiș

Bata

Bârsa

Bârzava

Beliu

Birchiș

Bocsig

Brazii

Buteni

Cărand

Cermei

Chisindia

Conop

Covăsânț

Craiva

Dezna

Dieci

Dorobanți

Fântânele

Felnac

Frumușeni

Ghioroc

Grăniceri

Gurahonț

Hălmagiu

Hălmăgel

Hășmaș

Ignești

Iratoșu

Livada

Macea

Mișca

Moneasa

Olari

Păuliș

Peregu Mare

Petriș

Pilu

Pleșcuța

Săvârșin

Secusigiu

Seleuș

Semlac

Sintea Mare

Socodor

Șagu

Șeitin

Șepreuș

Șicula

Șilindia

Șimand

Șiria

Șiștarovăț

Șofronea

Tauț

Târnova

Ususău

Vărădia de Mureș

Vârfurile

Vinga

Vladimirescu

Zăbrani

Zădăreni

Zărand

Zerind

Zimandu Nou

Crișana Region of Romania

Crișana is the xx,xxx sq. mile north western region of Romania. It is the region that encompasses over 95% of the border of Romania and Hungary. The population of the Crișana region is roughly 1 million and 6 thousand*1, with 201,547 of those people living in the region’s capital city of Oradea.

 

The region is named after the Cris River which is a river that is formed of three separate rivers that originate in the Apuseni Mountains of Transylvania and flow west before meeting and merging in Hungary. Crișana is bounded by the Apuseni Mountains to its east, the Someș River to the North, the Mureș River to the south, and the Tisza River to its West. The two predominant counties in this region are the counties of Arad and Bihor.





*1 – I couldn’t find a definitive source for the population of Crișana as a whole, so I added the total population of the 2 main counties (Arad, Bihor) that embody over 95% of the region. The number I got is very close to accurate but not an exact number since a small (relative) part of southern Arad spills into the Banat region, and very small parts of Sălaj, Satu Mare, Maramureș, and Hunedoara counties spill into Crișana.