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Balan is a beautiful town located in the county of Harghita in Romania. The town of Balan is very famous for copper mining. This town of Balan consists of an ethnically mixed population of 7,902 in the year 2002.
Out of this total population, 64.8% were of Romanian ethnicity and 34.5% were Szekely Hungarians.

Presently the city of Balan is working for promoting ecotourism and small scale business as the key economic activities. By the year 2006 the government of Romania had stopped all the mining activities of this place. During the 17th century this town was the main center of mining. Balan got its town status in the year 1968.

The scenic beauty of this town is highly commendable. The town of Balan is a popular hiking destination. The lofty mountains found in this town really appeal to the people of all ages. The quality of food is also appreciated by the people visiting this place. The climatic condition is favorable to the people of all ages. The restaurants and the cafeterias offer great delicious dishes of varied types to the customers. There are special areas for the children to play and relax. The Olt river of Romania originates from the mountains of this place.

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