Bistrița-Năsăud County

Bistrița-Năsăud (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈbistrit͡sa nəsəˈud] (listen)) is a county (județ) of Romania, in Transylvania, with the capital city at Bistrița.

Bistrița-Năsăud County

Județul Bistrița-Năsăud
County
Colibița Lake, Bistrița-Năsăud County
Colibița Lake, Bistrița-Năsăud County
Coat of arms of Bistrița-Năsăud County

Coat of arms
Location of Bistrița-Năsăud County in Romania
Location of Bistrița-Năsăud County in Romania
Country Romania
Development region1Nord-Vest
Historic regionTransylvania
Capital city (Reședință de județ)Bistrița
Government
 • TypeCounty Board
 • President of the County CouncilEmil Radu Moldovan
 • Prefect2Nastasia Bob
Area
 • Total5,355 km2 (2,068 sq mi)
Area rank26th in Romania
Population
(2011)
 • Total277,861
 • Rank35th in Romania
 • Density52/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
42wxyz3
Area code(s)+40 x634
Car PlatesBN5
GDPUS$ 2.31 billion (2008)
GDP/capitaUS$ 7,391 (2008)
WebsiteCounty Council
County Prefecture
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

Name

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.

Demographics

In 31 October 2011, it had a population of 277,861 and the population density was 51/km².[1]

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.

Year County population[2]
1948 233,650
1956 255,789
1966 269,954
1977 286,628
1992 327,238
2002 311,657
2011 277,861

Geography

Romanian Counties

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.

The main river crossing the county is the Someșul Mare River River. On the Bistrița River there is a big dam and a lake.

Neighbours

Politics

The Bistrița-Năsăud County Council, elected at the 2016 local government elections, is made up of 31 counselors, with the following party composition:[3]

    Party Seats Current County Council
  Social Democratic Party 19                                      
  National Liberal Party 9                                      
  Alliance of Liberals and Democrats 3                                      

Administrative divisions

RO BN Nasaud 2016 (11)
Entrance from the west, in Năsăud

Bistriţa-Năsăud County has 1 municipality, 3 towns and 58 communes.

People

Natives of the county include:

References

  1. ^ "COMUNICAT DE PRESĂ : 2 februarie 2012 privind rezultatele provizorii ale Recensământului Populaţiei şi Locuinţelor – 2011" (PDF). Recensamantromania.ro. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Populația la recensămintele din anii 1948, 1956, 1966, 1977, 1992, 2002 și 2011" (PDF) (in Romanian). National Institute of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 September 2006. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Mandate de CJ pe judete si competitori" (in Romanian). Biroul Electoral Central. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016.

Coordinates: 47°08′20″N 24°30′01″E / 47.1389°N 24.5003°E

Budacu de Jos

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).

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