Beltiug

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Beltiug
Krasznabéltek
Commune
Beltiug is located in Romania
Beltiug
Beltiug
Coordinates: 47°33′N 22°51′E / 47.550°N 22.850°E / 47.550; 22.850
Country  Romania
County Satu Mare County
Population (2002)[1] 3,278
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Location of Beltiug in Satu Mare County

Beltiug (Hungarian: Krasznabéltek, Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈkrɒsnɒbeːltɛk]) is a commune of 3,147 inhabitants situated in Satu Mare County, Transylvania, Romania. It is composed of six villages:

In Romanian / in Hungarian:

  • Beltiug / Krasznabéltek
  • Bolda / Alsóboldád
  • Ghirişa / Géres
  • Giungi / Gyöngy
  • Răteşti / Szakasz
  • Şandra / Krasznasándorfalu

Villages[edit]

Giungi[edit]

The original name of Giungi village was Perlu ("pearl"), first documented in 1215. The original settlers were Germans (Satu Mare Swabians).[2] The name was translated to Hungarian as "Gyöngy", and Romanians took it over as Giungi. It lies at 40 km away from Satu Mare. The Crasna River crosses the village. At the beginning of the 20th century, a significant number of villagers emigrated to the United States, and most of them settled in Aurora, Illinois.

  • Coordonates: 47.5667 lat.; 22.7833 long.
  • Population: 203 (2002).

It has a Greek-Catholic and an Orthodox church; in the center of the village, between the two churches, there is also one small shop.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Romanian census data, 2002; retrieved on March 1, 2010
  2. ^ Vistai András János. "Erdélyi helynévkönyv". p. 382. Retrieved 2010-03-20. 

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Coordinates: 47°33′N 22°51′E / 47.550°N 22.850°E / 47.550; 22.850