WIKI REFRESH Carei (Hungarian: Nagykároly, German: Grosskarol/Großkarl) is a city in Satu Mare County, northwestern Romania, near the border with Hungary. It has 23,000 inhabitants (2004): 40% Romanians, 53% Hungarians, 3% Roma, and 3% Germans.
The city was named after an old noble family, the Károlyi. The municipality contains two settlements: the city of Carei and the village of Ianculeşti (Hungarian: Szentjánosmajor). The neighbouring communities are Hungarian-speaking villages of German origin, such as Căpleni (Hungarian: Kaplony, German: Kaplau), Urziceni (Hungarian: Csanálos, German: Schöntal), Foieni (Hungarian: Mezőfény, German: Fienen), Sanislău (Hungarian: Szaniszló, German: Stanislau), Petreşti (Hungarian: Mezőpetri, German: Petrifeld), Tiream (Hungarian: Mezőterem, German: Terem), Căuaş (Hungarian: Érkávás), and Moftin (Hungarian: Nagymajtény).
It was located in the Baia Mare Region between 1952 and 1960, in the Maramureş region between 1960 and 1968 and since 1968, it has been in Satu Mare County.
Satu Mare CountyMunicipalities in Romania