Făgăraș County

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Făgăraș County_table_infobox_0

Județul FăgărașFăgăraș County_header_cell_0_0_0
CountryFăgăraș County_header_cell_0_1_0 RomaniaFăgăraș County_cell_0_1_1
Historic regionFăgăraș County_header_cell_0_2_0 TransylvaniaFăgăraș County_cell_0_2_1
Capital city (Reședință de județ)Făgăraș County_header_cell_0_3_0 FăgărașFăgăraș County_cell_0_3_1
EstablishedFăgăraș County_header_cell_0_4_0 1925Făgăraș County_cell_0_4_1
Ceased to existFăgăraș County_header_cell_0_5_0 Administrative reform of 1950Făgăraș County_cell_0_5_1
AreaFăgăraș County_header_cell_0_6_0
TotalFăgăraș County_header_cell_0_7_0 2,432 km (939 sq mi)Făgăraș County_cell_0_7_1
Population (1930)Făgăraș County_header_cell_0_8_0
TotalFăgăraș County_header_cell_0_9_0 86,039Făgăraș County_cell_0_9_1
DensityFăgăraș County_header_cell_0_10_0 35/km (92/sq mi)Făgăraș County_cell_0_10_1
Time zoneFăgăraș County_header_cell_0_11_0 UTC+2 (EET)Făgăraș County_cell_0_11_1
Summer (DST)Făgăraș County_header_cell_0_12_0 UTC+3 (EEST)Făgăraș County_cell_0_12_1

Făgăraș County is one of the historic counties of Transylvania, Romania. Făgăraș County_sentence_0

The county seat was Făgăraș. Făgăraș County_sentence_1

Geography Făgăraș County_section_0

Făgăraș County covered 2,432 square kilometres (939 sq mi) and was located in the central part of Greater Romania, in the southeastern part of Transylvania, along the Olt River. Făgăraș County_sentence_2

Currently, the territory that comprised Făgăraș County is now mostly included in Brașov County, while its western part belongs now to Sibiu County. Făgăraș County_sentence_3

History Făgăraș County_section_1

After World War I, as a result of the Treaty of Trianon, Fogaras County along with most of Transylvania was transferred from the Kingdom of Hungary to Romania, Făgăraş County was created with an identical territory. Făgăraș County_sentence_4

Based on the 1923 Romanian Constitution and the Law of Administrative Unification of 1925, the name of the county remained as it was, but the territory was reorganized. Făgăraș County_sentence_5

Its capital remained Făgăraş. Făgăraș County_sentence_6

The new county divided into three administrative districts (Romanian: plăși), it neighbored Târnava-Mare County to the north, Brașov County to the east, Muscel and Argeș counties to the south, and Sibiu County to the west. Făgăraș County_sentence_7

In 1938, the county was disestablished and incorporated into the newly formed Ținutul Mureș, but it was re-established in 1940 after the fall of Carol II's regime. Făgăraș County_sentence_8

In World War II, the county was invaded and occupied by Soviet forces. Făgăraș County_sentence_9

As in other parts of the country in 1945, part of the Saxon population of Făgăraş County was deported to the Soviet Union, where some survivors returned after about five years. Făgăraș County_sentence_10

Following the administrative and territorial reform of 1950, made after the Soviet model, all counties were abolished and regions and districts established. Făgăraș County_sentence_11

The territory of the county then became part of Țara Făgărașului. Făgăraș County_sentence_12

On 17 February 1968 the administrative and territorial divisions were returned to counties, but Făgăraş County was not re-established. Făgăraș County_sentence_13

The territory Țara Făgărașului was divided between the counties of Braşov and Sibiu. Făgăraș County_sentence_14

Administrative organization Făgăraș County_section_2

Administratively, Făgăraș County was divided into three districts (plăși): Făgăraș County_sentence_15

Făgăraș County_ordered_list_0

  1. Plasa Arpașu de Jos, headquartered at Arpașu de JosFăgăraș County_item_0_0
  2. Plasa Făgăraș, headquartered at FăgărașFăgăraș County_item_0_1
  3. Plasa Șercaia, headquartered at ȘercaiaFăgăraș County_item_0_2

Population Făgăraș County_section_3

According to the 1930 census data, the county population was 86,039 inhabitants, ethnically divided as follows: 78.3% Romanians, 12.5% Germans, 5.5% Hungarians, 2.9% Romanies, as well as other minorities. Făgăraș County_sentence_16

From the religious point of view, the population was 55.2% Eastern Orthodox, 25.7% Greek Catholics, 12.9% Lutheran, as well as other minorities. Făgăraș County_sentence_17

Urban population Făgăraș County_section_4

In 1930, the county's urban population was 7,841 inhabitants, comprising 54.2% Romanians, 26.7% Hungarians, 12.4% Germans, 4.9% Jews, as well as other minorities. Făgăraș County_sentence_18

From the religious point of view, the urban population was composed of 34.9% Eastern Orthodox, 19.7% Greek Catholic, 14.4% Reformed, 13.5% Roman Catholic, 9.9% Lutheran, 5.0% Jewish, 2.3% Unitarian, as well as other minorities. Făgăraș County_sentence_19

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