Arad County - Western Romania

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Dél-bánsági körzet
(Hungarian)
Južnobanatski okrug

(Serbian)
Južnobanatski okrug

(Croatian)
Districtul Banatul de Sud
(Romanian)

Northeastern district of Serbia
(the Serbian
Banat)

 

Arad (Romanian pronunciation: [aˈrad]; Hungarian: Arad, Serbian: Arad) is a administrative division (judeţ) of Romania roughly translated into county in the western part of the country on the border with Hungary, mostly in the region of Crişana and Banat. The administrative center of the county lies in the city of Arad. The Arad County is part of the Danube-Kris-Mures-Tisza Euro region.  Arad has 1 municipality; 9 towns & 68 villages.

Arad MUNICIPALITY. Capital city: Arad; population: 172,827 (as of 2002)

Arad Towns

Chisineu-Cris, Romania (Official)
Kisjenő (Hungarian)

Curtici, Romania (Official)
Kurtitsch (German)
Kürtös (Hungarian)

Ineu, Romania (Official)
Borosjenő (Hungarian)

Lipova, Romania (Official)
Lippa (German)
Lippa (Hungarian)

Nădlac, Romania (Official)
Nadlak (German)
Nadlac (German)
Nagylak (Hungarian)

Pâncota, Romania (Official)
Pankota (German)
Pancota (Hungarian)
Pîncota (Other)

Pecica Veche, Romania (Official)
Alt-Petschka (German)
Altpetschka
(German)
Pécska (Hungarian)
Pecska (Josephinische)
Ópécska (Hungarian)
Oláhpécska (Hungarian)
Románpécska (Hungarian)
Rácpécska (Hungarian)
Magyarpécska (Hungarian)
Rovine (Other)
Pecica Ungureasc
ă (Romanian)

Sântana, Romania (Official)
Sanktanna (German)
Neusanktanna (German)
Szentanna (Hungarian)
Santanna (Other)
Sîntana (Other)
Sebis, Romania (Official)
Sebisch (German)
Borossebes (Hungarian)

Arad Villages

Agrişu Mare, Romania (Official)
Almás-Egres (Hungarian)
Almásegres (Hungarian)
Agris (Josephinische)
Alsóegregy (Hungarian)
Alegregy (Hungarian)
Felsőegregy (Hungarian)

Almaş, Romania (Official)
Almasch (German)
Almás
(Josephinische)
Almás
(Hungarian)
Háromalmás
(Hungarian)
Alsóalmás
 (Hungarian)
Felsőalmás
(Hungarian)
Kisalmás
(Hungarian)
Nagyalmás
 (Hungarian)

Apateu, Romania (Official)
[Commune: Apateu, Berechiu and Moţiori]
Apatju (Josephinische)
Apáti (Hungarian)

Archiş, Romania (Official)
S
ächsische Erkes (German)
Bélárkos / Bélárko
(Hungarian)
Arkus (
Josephinische)

Árkos (Hungarian)
Árkus
(Hungarian)

Bata, Romania (Official)
Bátta
(Hungarian)

Bârsa, Romania (Official)
Barza, Berza (Hungarian)
Barda (Josephinische)
B
îrza (Romanian)

Bârzava is a commune in Arad County. Situated at the foot of Zărand Mountains, at its contact point with Metaliferi Mountains, along the Bârzava River - the right branch of the River Mures. The commune consists of the following villages: Bârzava - the commune centre situated at 61 km far from Arad, Bătuta, Căpruta, Dumbrăvita, Groşii Noi, Lalasint, Monorostia, Slatina de Mures.

Beliu is a commune in Arad County. Beliu commune lies in the contact zone of Teuzului Plateau with Mărăusului Hills, along the Beliu River. The commune consists of the following villages: Beliu - the commune centre situated at 77 km far from Arad, Benesti, Bochia, Vasile Goldis (Lunca Teuzului until 2005, and earlier Mocirla), Secaci and Tăgădău.

Birchiş (Hungarian: Marosberkes, German: Birkisch) is a commune in Arad County. Situated in the contact zone of the Mures Couloir with the Lipovei Hills and it stretches over a surface of 10228 ha. Administratively it consists of the following villages: Birchis - the commune centre situated at 81 km far from Arad, Căpâlnas, Ostrov and Virismort.

Bocsig (Hungarian: Bokszeg)

Bodrogu Nou, Romania (Official), Újbodro / Ujbodro / Uj-bodro (Hungarian). Bodrogu Nou (18 km south-west of Arad) and belongs to the commune Felnac in Arad County. Situated in the Vingăi Plateau, on the left side of the Mures Valley.  Călugăreni also belongs to this commune.  Hodos-Bodrog Monastery (commonly known as Bodrog Monastery), dating from 1177, is one of the oldest monastic institutions in the Romanian Orthodox Church. The monastery is accessible from the village of Bodrogu Nou and is 17km from the city of Arad. The monastery is active and has many monks living and working there.

Brazii is a commune in Arad County. Situated in the southern part of the Gurahont Basin, at the western foot of Măgura Ciungani Mountains and at the northern foot of Husu Massif, in the hydrographical basin of the Sighisoara River. Its component villages are: Brazii - the commune centre situated at 111 km far from Arad, Buceava-Soimus, Iacobini, Mădrigesti and Secas.

Buteni is a commune in Arad County. The Crişul Alb River flows nearby. Buteni commune lies in the Sebis Basin, at the foot of Cuiedului Hills. The villages belonging to the commune are: Buteni - the commune centre situated at 72 km far from Arad, Berindia, Cuied and Păulian.

Cărand is a commune in Arad County. Situated in the northern part of the Sebis Basin, at the foot of Codru-Moma Mountains and its surface is 3813 ha. Administratively it consists of two villages: Cărand - the commune centre situated at 92 km far from Arad and Selistea.

Cermei is a commune in Arad County, situated in the Teuzului Plateau, in the basin of the Sartis River, and it consists of the following villages: Cermei - the commune centre situated at 67 km far from Arad, Avram Iancu and Şomosches.

Chisindia is a commune in Arad County. Chisindia lies in the southern part of the Sebis Basin, at the foot of the Cuedului Hills. Administratively it consists of the following villages: Chisindia - the commune centre situated at 92 km far from Arad, Păiuseni and Văsoaia.

Conop is a commune located in Arad County. Situated at the southern foot of Zărand Mountains, in the Muresului Couloir. The commune stretches over 5420 ha and it consists of the following villages: Conop - the commune centre situated at 50 km far from Arad, Belotint, Chelmac, Milova and Odvos.

Covăsânt is a commune in Arad County. Situated in the contact zone of the Zărand Mountains western foothills and the Aradului Plateau, on the Matca channel. Its surface stretches over 4227 hectares. The only village in the commune is the one with the same name, which is centered 28 km far from Arad.

Craiva is a commune in Arad County. Situated in the contact zone of the Susag's high plateau with Mărăusului Hills and Codru-Moma Mountains, along the Sartis River, having an administrative territory of 11,490 hectares. Administratively it consists of ten villages: Craiva - the commune centre situated 85 km from the city of Arad, Chislaca, Ciuntesti, Coroi, Mărăus, Rogoz de Beliu, Stoinesti, Susag, Siad and Tălmaci.

Dezna (Hungarian: Dézna) is a commune in Arad County. Located in the Dezna River valley about 7 km from Sebis, it is composed of five villages: Buhani (Bajnokfalva), Dezna, Laz (Déznaláz), Neagra (Kisfeketefalu) and Slatina de Cris (Mikószlatina).

Dieci is a commune in Arad County. Situated in the Gurahonţ Basin, on the right bank of the Crisul Alb River, and it stretches over 8469 hectares. Administratively it consists of five villages: Dieci - the commune centre situated 100 km from the city of Arad, Cociuba, Crocna, Revetis and Rosia.

Dorobanţi is a commune in Arad County,. Dorobanţi commune lies in the Aradului Plateau and it stretches over 2780 hectares. The only village in the commune is also named Dorobanti, and the commune centre is situated 25 km from the city of Arad.

Fântânele (Engelsbrunn)

Felnac (Fönlak: Hungarian), and the villages belonging to the commune are: Bodrogul Nou, (Újbodro / Ujbodro / Uj-bodro: Hungarian) and Călugăreni, (Bodrog: Hungarian).

Frumuşeni is a commune in Arad County, a commune established recently, lies in the north-eastern part of the Vinga Plateau, being constituted of the village with the same name, respectively the commune centre situated at 17 km from Arad and Alunis (Traunau).

Ghioroc is a commune in Arad County. Situated in the contact zone of Zărand Mountains and Aradului Plateau, on the Matca channel, and it stretches over 4890 ha. Administratively it consists of the following villages: Ghioroc - the commune centre situated at 22 km far from Arad, Cuvin and Minis.

Grăniceri is a commune in Arad County, situated on the Crisurilor Plain, at the western border of Romania. The commune stretches over 7900 hectares and it consists of the following villages: Grăniceri - the commune centre situated at 61 km far from the city of Arad and Siclău.

Gurahont is a commune in Arad County.

Hălmagiu is a commune in Arad County. Situated in the basin with the same name, at the confluence of the Hălmăgel and Crisul Alb Rivers, at the foot of Bihor Mountains. It stretches over 8400 hectares. Administratively it consists of eleven villages: Hălmagiu - the commune centre situated at 136 km far from the city of Arad, Bănesti, Bodesti, Brusturi, Cristesti, Ionesti, Leasa, Lestioara, Poienari, Tisa and Tărmure.

Hălmăgel is a commune in Arad County. It is situated in the Hălmagiu Basin, at the foot of Bihor Mountains, along the Hălmăgel River. Consists of the following villages: Hălmăgel - the commune centre situated at 140 km far from Arad, Luncsoara, Târnăvita and Tohesti.

Hăsmas is a commune in Arad County. Hăsmas lies in the northern part of the Ineu Basin, at the contact zone of Cărandului Hills with Mărăusului Hills and Codru-Moma Mountains, along the Hăsmas River. Its surface is 8844 hectares. Administratively it consists of the following villages: Hăsmas - the commune centre situated at 87 km far from Arad, Agrisu Mic, Botfei, Clit, Comănesti and Urvisu de Beliu.

Ignesti is a commune in Arad County, situated at the southern foot of Codru-Moma Mountains, in the Ineu-Gurahont Basin. The commune stretches over 5192 hectares and it consists of the following villages: Ignesti - the commune centre situated at 89 km far from Arad, Minead, Nădălbesti and Susani.

Iratosu is a commune in Arad County, on the Aradului Plateau, at the western border of Romania. The commune stretches over 3770 hectares and it consists of the following villages: Iratosu - the commune centre situated at 22 km far from Arad, Variasu Mare and Variasu Mic.

Livada is a commune in Arad County. Situated on the Aradalui Plateau, northward from Arad. The commune stretches over 2013 hectares and it consists of the following villages: Livada - the commune centre situated at 10 km far from Arad and Sânleani.

Macea (Hungarian: Mácsa; German: Matscha) is a commune in Arad County, composed of two villages, Macea and Sânmartin (Arad-Sankt-Martin). It is located 23 km from Arad and 6 km from Curtici. The natural reservation called "Arboretul de la Macea" (20,5 ha), the Macea castle - architectural monument belonging to the national patrimony, built in the 19th century, the exhibition room with caricatures, well as the beach and the botanical garden are the most attractive places of the commune.

Misca is a commune in Arad County, in the northern part of the Crișurilor Plateau, in the Teuz valley. Its surface is 1088 ha. Administratively it consists of the following villages: Misca - the commune centre situated at 57 km far from Arad, Satu Nou, Vânători and Zerindu Mic.

Moneasa (Menyháza in Hungarian) is a commune in Arad County, is situated at the foot of Codru-Moma Mountains. Its administrative surface stretches over 6824 hectares and it is formed of two villages: Moneasa - the commune centre situated 102 km from the city of Arad and Rănusa. Its primary tourist place is the Moneasa health resort. It is working all year round and it is recommended for treatment of different diseases, mainly rheumatic ones, as well as digestive and gynecological troubles. The cavern named "Valea Morii", a natural reservation of national interest, along with the one called "Liliecilor", the water fall "Boroaia", the "Momuta" peak and the ruins of the blast furnace are the top sights of the commune.

Olari
Păulis
Peregu Mare
Petris
Pilu
Plescuta
Săvârsin
Secusigiu
Seleus
Semlac (Semlak)
Sintea Mare
Şagu (Segenthau)
Seitin
Sepreus
Sicula
Silindia
Simand
Sânmartin (Arad-Sankt-Martin)
Siria
Sistarovăt
Socodor  
Sofronea
Taut
Târnova
Ususău
Vărădia de Mures
Vârfurile
Vinga
Vladimirescu (Glogowatz)
Zăbrani
Zădăreni (Saderlach)
Zărand
Zerind
Zimandu Nou

References | Resources | Links

Arad (Source: 1782-85 Josephinische Landesaufnahme - Map Section 23-31

www.virtualarad.net/city/va_history.htm

Bibliography
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Arad Passenger Records

Restoration of Maria Radna Basilica
By Herbert Habenicht

Collection of Votive Pictures - Maria Radna
By Herbert Habenicht

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