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Arad, Romania

Administration
Full nameRomania
Official nameArad
Settlement type, County capital
CountryRomania
CountyArad County
StatusMunicipality
Government
MayorGheorghe Falcă
Geography
Total Area17.8 sq mi (46.18 km2)
Demography
Total Population172824 (est. July 1, 2006)
Density (pop.)3638/km2 (9422.4/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneEET (UTC+2)
- Summer (DST)EEST (UTC+3)

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Arad (-roaˈrad; ; ) is the capital city of Arad County, in western Romania, in the Crişana region, on the river Mureş.

An important industrial center and transportation hub, Arad is also the seat of a Romanian Orthodox archbishop and features two universities, a Romanian Orthodox theological seminary, a training school for teachers and a music conservatory. The city has a population of approximately 172,000, making it the 13th largest city in Romania. Arad is the third largest city in the western part of the country, behind Timişoara and Oradea.


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