Roman Catholic Parish Church
|Coordinates: 46°28′40″N 24°5′46″E / 46.47778°N 24.09611°ECoordinates: 46°28′40″N 24°5′46″E / 46.47778°N 24.09611°E|
|• Mayor||Cristian Moldovan (PSD)|
|• Total||67 km2 (26 sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Luduș (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈluduʃ]; Hungarian: Marosludas or Ludas; Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈmɒroʃludɒʃ], German: Ludasch) is a town in central Romania in Mureș County, 44 km south-west from the county's capital Târgu Mureș.
Six villages are administered by the town: Avrămeşti (Eckentelep), Cioarga (Csorga), Ciurgău (Csorgó), Fundătura (Mezőalbisitelep or Belsőtelep), Gheja (Marosgezse) and Roșiori (Andrássytelep).
- 1330 - First mentioned as Plehanus de Ludas.
- 1377 - Mentioned in a transaction between two Hungarian nobles.
- 1930 - 5,085 inhabitants.
- 1940 to 1944, Hungarians occupied the town. The Jewish population is murdered during spring 1944 ((Romanian) Luduș Massacre).
- 1960 - Luduș became a town.
- 1966 - 11,794 inhabitants.
- 2002 - 18,667 inhabitants.
In 1910, the town had 4632 inhabitants. Ethnic composition of the town according to the 1910 census:
- Romanians (68.75%)
- Hungarians (24.1%)
- Roma (6.54%)
Demographic movement of the population according to the census data:
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Luduș.|
- (Romanian) Luduş online
- (Hungarian) Datasheet of Ludus in Transylvanian Hungarian Database
- (English) (Hungarian) Bánffy-Castle