- Araci / Árapatak (the commune center)
- Ariu?d / Er?sd
- Hetea / Hetye
The commune has an ethnically mixed population. According to the 2011 census, it has a population of 4,292, of which 48.3% or 2,071 are Roma, 39.4% or 1,689 are Romanians and 9.9% or 427 are Székely Hungarians. 100 people, or 2.3%, belong to other ethnicities.
- Romulus Cioflec