Colibița Lake, Bistrița-Năsăud County
Location of Bistrița-Năsăud County in Romania
|Capital city (Reședință de județ)||Bistrița|
|• Type||County Board|
|• President of the County Council||Emil Radu Moldovan|
|• Prefect2||Nastasia Bob|
|• Total||5,355 km2 (2,068 sq mi)|
|Area rank||26th in Romania|
|• Rank||35th in Romania|
|• Density||52/km2 (130/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
|Area code(s)||+40 x634|
|GDP||US$ 2.31 billion (2008)|
|GDP/capita||US$ 7,391 (2008)|
|1The developing regions of Romania have no administrative role, but were formed in order to manage funds from the European Union|
2 as of 2007, the Prefect is not a politician, but a public functionary. He (or she) is not allowed to be a member of a political party, and is banned from having any political activity in the first six months after resigning (or being excluded) from the public functionaries' corps.
3w, x, y, and z are digits that indicate the city, the street, part of the street, or even the building of the address
4x is a digit indicating the operator: 2 for the former national operator, Romtelecom, and 3 for the other ground telephone networks
5used on both the plates of the vehicles that operate only in the county limits (like utility vehicles, ATVs, etc.), and the ones used outside the county
In Hungarian, it is known as Beszterce-Naszód megye, and in German as Kreis Bistritz-Nassod. The name is identical with the county created in 1876, Beszterce-Naszód County (Romanian: Comitatul Bistriţa-Năsăud) in the Kingdom of Hungary (the county was recreated in 1940 after the Second Vienna Award, as it became part of Hungary again). Except these, as part of Romania, until 1925 the former administrative organizations were kept when a new county system was introduced. Between 1925-1940 and 1945-1950, most of its territory belonged to the Năsăud County, with smaller parts belonging to the Mureș, Cluj and Someș counties.
In 31 October 2011, it had a population of 277,861 and the population density was 51/km².
83.1% of inhabitants were Romanian Orthodox, 6.3% Pentecostal, 4.6% Reformed, 2.3% Greek-Catholic, 1.2% Roman Catholic, 0.8% Baptist, 0.7% belonged to "another religion", 0.5% Seventh-day Adventist and 0.5% other or none.
The county has a total area of 5,355 km². One third of this surface represents the mountains from the Eastern Carpathians group: the Țibleș, Rodna, Bârgău and Călimani Mountains. The rest of the surface represents the North-East side of the Transylvanian Plateau.
|Party||Seats||Current County Council|
|Social Democratic Party||19|
|National Liberal Party||9|
|Alliance of Liberals and Democrats||3|
Bistriţa-Năsăud County has 1 municipality, 3 towns and 58 communes.
Natives of the county include:
Budacu de Jos (German: Deutsch-Budak; Hungarian: Szászbudak) is a commune in Bistrița-Năsăud County, Romania. It is composed of five villages: Budacu de Jos, Buduș, Jelna, Monariu and Simionești.Cetate, Bistrița-Năsăud
Cetate is a commune in Bistrița-Năsăud County, Romania. It is composed of three villages: Orheiu Bistriței, Petriș and Satu Nou (the commune center). It also included three other villages until 2002, when they were split off to form Dumitrița Commune.Ciceu-Giurgești
Ciceu-Giurgești (Hungarian: Csicsógyörgyfalva; German: Gergesdorf) is a commune in Bistrița-Năsăud County, Romania. It is composed of two villages, Ciceu-Giurgești and Dumbrăveni (Gáncs). It also included three other villages until 2002, when they were split off to form Negrilești Commune.Dacian fortress of Ardan
The Dacian fortress of Ardan was a Dacian fortified town.Dacian fortress of Feleac
It was a Dacian fortified town.Dacian fortress of Pinticu
It was a Dacian fortified town.Galații Bistriței
Galații Bistriței (German: Heresdorf; Hungarian: Galacfalva) is a commune in Bistrița-Năsăud County, Romania. It is composed of five villages: Albeștii Bistriței (formerly Ferihaza), Dipșa, Galații Bistriței, Herina and Tonciu.
At the 2011 census, 80.4% of inhabitants were Romanians, 9.3% Hungarians and 8.7% Roma.Ilva Mică
Ilva Mică (Hungarian: Kisilva) is a commune in Bistrița-Năsăud County, Romania. It is composed of a single village, Ilva Mică.Luț
The Luț ( Hungarian: Luc-patak ) is a right tributary of the river Mureș in Transylvania, Romania. It discharges into the Mureș near Glodeni.Maieru
Maieru (Hungarian: Major; German: Meierhof) is a commune in Bistrița-Năsăud County, Romania. It is composed of two villages, Anieș (Dombhát) and Maieru.Milaș
Milaș (Hungarian: Nagynyulas, Nyulas; German: Hasendorf) is a commune in Bistrița-Năsăud County, Romania. It is composed of six villages: Comlod (Komlód), După Deal (Hegymögött), Ghemeș (Gémestanya), Hirean (Hirántanya), Milaș and Orosfaia (Oroszfája).Mărișelu
Mărișelu (Hungarian: Sajónagyfalu; German: Großdorf) is a commune in Bistrița-Năsăud County, Romania. It is composed of seven villages: Bârla (Berlád), Domnești (Bilak), Jeica (Zselyk), Măgurele (Serling), Mărișelu, Nețeni (Nec) and Sântioana (Sajószentiván).Parva, Bistrița-Năsăud
Parva (Hungarian: Párva) is a commune in Bistrița-Năsăud County, Romania. It is composed of a single village, Parva.Rebrișoara
Rebrișoara (Hungarian: Kisrebra) is a commune in Bistrița-Năsăud County, Romania. It is composed of four villages: Gersa I, Gersa II (both Gertia), Poderei (Szamosontuli) and Rebrișoara. The existence of the main village was first mentioned in 1440.Romuli
Romuli (Hungarian: Romoly) is a commune in Bistrița-Năsăud County, Romania. It is composed of two villages, Dealu Ștefăniței (Szalanca) and Romuli.Silivașu de Câmpie
Silivașu de Câmpie (Hungarian: Mezőszilvás) is a commune in Bistrița-Năsăud County, Romania. It is composed of four villages: Draga (Drágatanya), Fânațele Silivașului (Bircágtanya), Porumbenii (Jobojtanya) and Silivașu de Câmpie.Târlișua
Târlișua (Hungarian: Felsőilosva) is a commune in Bistrița-Năsăud County, Romania. It is composed of ten villages: Agrieș (Felsőpusztaegres), Agrieșel (Alsóegres), Borleasa (Lonkafalva), Cireași, Lunca Sătească, Molișet (Molisetitanya), Oarzina (Úrivölgy), Răcăteșu (Rakatyestanya), Șendroaia (Sándorvölgy) and Târlișua.Șieu, Bistrița-Năsăud
Șieu (German: Großschogen; Hungarian: Nagysajó) is a commune in Bistrița-Năsăud County, Romania. It is composed of four villages: Ardan (Garendorf; Árdány), Posmuș (Paßbusch; Paszmos), Șieu and Șoimuș (Almesch; Sajósolymos).Șieu-Măgheruș
Șieu-Măgheruș (Hungarian: Sajómagyarós) is a commune in Bistrița-Năsăud County, Romania. It is composed of seven villages: Arcalia (Árokalja), Chintelnic (Kentelke), Crainimăt (Királynémeti), Podirei (Pogyerej), Sărățel (Szeretfalva), Șieu-Măgheruș and Valea Măgherușului (Sajómagyarósi völgy).