Coordinates: 46°19′N 21°12′E / 46.317°N 21.200°E / 46.317; 21.200
Country  Romania
County Arad County
Population (2002)[1] 2,361
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Iratoșu (Hungarian: Nagyiratos) is a commune in Arad County, Romania, on the Aradului Plateau, at the western border of Romania. The commune stretches over 3770 hectares and is composed of three villages: Iratoșu (situated at 22 km from Arad), Variașu Mare (Nagyvarjas) and Variașu Mic (Kisvarjaspuszta).


According to the last census the population of the commune counts 2361 inhabitants, out of which 41,7% are Romanians, 55,1% Hungarians, 2,4% Roms, 0,3% Germans, 0,3% Ukrainians and 0,2% are of other or undeclared nationalities.


The first documentary record of Iratoșu dates back to 1446. Variaşu Mic was attested documentarily in 1913, while Variaşu Mare in 1446.


The commune's present-day economy can be characterized by a powerful dynamic force with significant developments in all the sectors present in the commune.


Variașu Mic is also a frontier crossing point. Situated on a plateau, the natural touristic fond of the commune is not abundant in spectacular sights.

Coordinates: 46°19′N 21°12′E / 46.317°N 21.200°E / 46.317; 21.200


  1. Romanian census data, 2002; retrieved on March 1, 2010
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