— Town — Coordinates: Coordinates: Country Romania County Covasna County Status Town Government - Mayor István Nagy (Independent) Area - Total 128.48 km2 (49.6 sq mi) Population (2002) - Total 9,670 Ethnicity - Hungarians 95.87% - Romanians 3.1% Time zone EET (UTC+2) - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3) Website Official site
Baraolt (Romanian pronunciation: [baraˈolt]; Hungarian: Barót, Hungarian pronunciation: [bɒroːt]) is a town and administrative district in Covasna County, Romania. It lies in the Székely Land, an ethno-cultural region in eastern Transylvania. The town was mentioned for the first time as a settlement in 1224. It administers five villages:
- Biborțeni / Bibarcfalva
- Bodoș / Bodos
- Căpeni / Köpec
- Micloșoara / Miklósvár
- Racoșul de Sus / Felsőrákos
According to the 2002 Census, Baraolt has a population of 9,670 and an absolute Székely Hungarian majority (9,271 (95.87%) Hungarians, 300 (3.1%) Romanians, 84 Roma, 15 others). Approximately 47.9% of the town's inhabitants adhere to the Hungarian Reformed Church, while 29.9% follow Roman Catholicism, 16.8% consider themselves Unitarians and 2.6% are Romanian Orthodox.
The town has one high school and a provincial hospital with 82 beds. The hospital's specialties include internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics & gynecology, and paediatrics; it also has an accident and emergency service.
Demographic movement according to the censuses:
- (Romanian) About the town on Covasna County's Prefecture's Site
- (Hungarian) About the town on Covasna County's Concil's site
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