|12, 40.8698, 85.0253|
|Municipality and county|
|• Province||Vallaquia Province|
|• County||Template:Bărădin County|
bărădean, bărădeancă (ro)
|• Mayor||Dumitru Stărăian (PNL)|
|• City||354.2 km2|
136.8 sq mi
|• Urban||1,645.8 km2|
635.4 sq mi
|Elevation||165-349 m (541-1145 ft)|
|• Estimate (2011)||2,831,600|
Bărădin (Ingerish: Borodyn; Eganian: Borodyna; Iviran: בורודין; Gaerman: Waradein) is the capital and the most populous city in Antharia with an estimated population of 2,451,600 (2011). The city is situated in the country's center, in Vallaquia Province. Since the 18th century, Bărădin has been one of Uletha's major centres of finance, commerce, fashion, science, and the arts, being the intersection of different Ulethan cultural directions: Garlian and Pretanic, Eganian, Slevic and Western Romantian (Ispelian, Darcordian).
Before the Third Antharian War, Bărădin was commonly known under the name "Romantic Capital of Uletha", which was given to the city because of its neoclassical boulevards built in the late 19th century. After the war, which severely damaged especially the old town of the city, Bărădin was strongly modernized and received a monumental look, which differed from the initial one. In the last few years, many organisations tried to rebuild old disappeared buildings, most of them without any success.
According to the 2011 census, aproximately 2,450,000 people live in Bărădin, a increase of 320,000 inhabitants since the last census in 2002.
The city is administratively known under the name "Municipality of Bărădin", being a separate national district ("județ"). The city is divided into the 6 districts Centru, Victoria, Universitate, Industria, Dealu Nou and Jiița, each governed by a local mayor.
The Romanish name Bărădin has a unverified origin. In Romano-Slevic, the word stem borod means "pine wood", which might be connected to the large pine woods which used to cover the Romanish lands.
Other etymologies are given by early scholars like the Garlian traveler and writer Aureol Decmus, who said in 1667 that Bărădin was named after "Abor-Adin", the leader of the nomad tribe "Baba-Kureish" in the 4th century AD. In 1833, the Antharian historian Wilhelm Șvabach claimed that Bărădin, called Varadinum in Romantian, origins in the Estian words vár (castle, citadel) or várad (-ad is an Estian suffix in names of settlements).
|Population||Name in Romanish||Gaerman||Iviran||Arondissement||Notes|
|Sânnicolau din Deal|
|Provinces and counties in Antharia|
Bercea-Izvoare • Dragea • Ivireana • Năsăud • Vlașca-Sighet