WIKI REFRESH Abrud (Hungarian: Abrudbánya, German: Großschlatten) is a city in the north-western part of Alba County, Transylvania, Romania, located on the river with the same name.


In 2000, it had a population of 6,213.


The city was founded by the Romans, with the name of "Abruttus" and it was the place where a small fortification was built that was part of the defence system of the gold mines nearby, in "Alburnus Maior" (nowadays, Roşia Montană).In Middle Ages, it gained the city status in 1427. In 1727, a revolt gained the control of the town. Another revolt of the serfs began in the area in 1784 with Horea, Cloşca and Crişan as leaders fought the Austrian Imperial forces, Abrud being captured by the uprising members on 6 November, before the revolt being crushed by the Austrian army.

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