Location of Rupea

Location of Rupea

Coordinates: 46°2′20″N 25°13′21″E / 46.03889°N 25.22250°E / 46.03889; 25.22250Coordinates: 46°2′20″N 25°13′21″E / 46.03889°N 25.22250°E / 46.03889; 25.22250
Country  Romania
County Braşov County
Status Town
  Mayor Flavius Dumitrescu (Democratic Liberal Party)
  Total 74.87 km2 (28.91 sq mi)
Population (2011)
  Total 5,011
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Rupea (German Reps; Hungarian: Kőhalom, "mound of rocks"; Latin Ripa) is a town in Braşov County in Transylvania, Romania. It administers one village, Fișer (Schweischer; Sövénység), which has a fortified church. Older Romanian names for the settlement include Cohalm and Holuma. At the 2011 census, 71.6% of inhabitants were Romanians, 19.5% Hungarians, 7.1% Roma and 1.7% Germans.

The Citadel is located north of Rupea. It is currently under heavy renovation by the Romanian department of tourism.
Entrance to the Citadel
Historical population
1956 4,691    
1966 6,273+33.7%
1977 6,640+5.9%
1992 6,326−4.7%
2002 6,246−1.3%
2011 5,011−19.8%
Source: Census data

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