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Location of Baraolt
Coordinates: 46°4′30″N 25°36′0″E / 46.07500°N 25.60000°E / 46.07500; 25.60000Coordinates: 46°4′30″N 25°36′0″E / 46.07500°N 25.60000°E / 46.07500; 25.60000
Country  Romania
County Covasna County
Status Town
  Mayor István Nagy (Independent)
  Total 128.48 km2 (49.61 sq mi)
Population (2011)
  Total 8,567
  Hungarians 95.87%
  Romanians 2.77%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Climate Dfb
Website Official site

Baraolt (Romanian pronunciation: [baraˈolt]; Hungarian: Barót, pronounced [ˈbɒroːt]) 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:


According to the 2011 Census, Baraolt has a population of 8,567 and an absolute Székely Hungarian majority 8,213 (96%) Hungarians, 237 (3%) Romanians, 100 Roma, 15 others).[1] 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. According to the 2011 Census the ethnic composition of the town was as follows: Székely Hungarian made up (9,271 (95.87%) Hungarians, 300 (3.1%) Romanians, 84 Roma, 15 others).

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:


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