|12, 40.8698, 85.0253|
|Municipality, county and commune|
|• Province||Vallaquia Province|
|• County||Template:Bărădin County|
|• Commune||Bărădin Commune|
bărădean, bărădeancă (ro)
|• Mayor||Dumitru Stărăian (PNL)|
|• City||287.8 km2|
111.1 sq mi
|• Urban||1,208.76 km2|
466.62 sq mi
|Elevation||165-349 m (541-1145 ft)|
|• Estimate (2017)||4,450,000|
Bărădin (/bərə'din/, Ingerish: Borodyn; Eganian: Borodyna; Iviran: בורודין; Surian: Бороди́но; Gaerman: Waradein) is the federal capital, the most populous and the biggest municipality in Antharia, as well as one of the 33 Antharian counties. It has an estimated population of 4,450,000 (2017) on 287.8 km² (111.1 sq mi). Bărădin also serves as the capital of the Vallaquia province. The wider Bărădin metropolitan area (zonă urbană de Bărădin) is a polycentric metropolitan region which comprises the municipality of Bărădin, its conurbation and extended suburbs, towns and villages, as well as the municipality of Nădrăcin. It extends over 1,208.8 km² (466.6 sq mi) in central Vallaquia and has approximately 7,6 million inhabitants.
Bărădin is located in the northern section of the Bărăgan plain, near the Bărădina river, in the center of both the country and Vallaquia province. The Bărădin Municipality is bordered by the counties Chotin, Borogan, Arczel and Lapushna. The city's land is generally flat, the highest point being at 349 m (1145 ft) above sea level. As the capital city of Antharia, seat of government and residence of the retired Antharian monarch, Bărădin is also the political, economic and cultural center of the country. The current mayor is Dumitru Stărăian from the National Liberal Party (PNL).
Since the 18th century, Bărădin has been one of Uletha's major centres of finance, commerce, fashion, science, and the arts, being situated at the intersection of several cultures: Garlian and Pretanic, Iviran, Mazanic and Turquese, Eganian, Slevic and and Western Romantian (Ispelian, Darcordian). Borodyn's main attractions include its Kremlin, which is the seat of the Romanish Ekelan Church, the Old Princely Court (Curtea Domnească), the famous Shambord Avenue (Aleea Șambord), the royal palaces of Rosenburgh-Palas, Șambord, Șamborduț and Garchinburgh as well as their gardens, the Iviran neighborhoods Kaddesh, Qa'al Grande, Qa'al Chikou, Qaalbeq and their synagogues (especially the famous Qa'al Grande Synagogue), the still preserved 1852 Antharian National Exhibition, the Geolympic village and the "Colossus Anthari", the Carol I Gardens, the Radu Vodă Monastery and the fortification ring from the late 19th century. They draw more than 5 million international visitors annually.
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).
A native or resident of Borodyn is called a "Borodynian" (Romanish: bărădean/bărădeancă).
|Population||Name in Romanish||Gaerman||Iviran||Arondissement||Notes|
|Sânnicolau din Deal|
|Provinces and counties in Antharia|
Bercea-Izvoare • Dragea • Ivireana • Năsăud • Vlașca-Sighet