Beszterce-Naszód County

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Beszterce-Naszód County
Comitatul Bistriţa-Năsăud
Beszterce-Naszód vármegye
Komitat Bistritz-Naszod
County of the Kingdom of Hungary
1876–1920

Coat of arms of Beszterce-Naszód

Coat of arms

Location of Beszterce-Naszód
Capital Beszterce
47°8′N 24°30′E / 47.133°N 24.500°E / 47.133; 24.500Coordinates: 47°8′N 24°30′E / 47.133°N 24.500°E / 47.133; 24.500
History
 -  Established 1876
 -  Treaty of Trianon June 4 1920
Area
 -  1910 4,333 km2 (1,673 sq mi)
Population
 -  1910 127,800 
Density 29.5 /km2  (76.4 /sq mi)
Today part of Romania
Bistrița is the current name of the capital.

Beszterce-Naszód was an administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary. Its territory is now in northern Romania (north-eastern Transylvania). The capital of the county was Beszterce (now Bistrița).

Geography[edit]

Beszterce-Naszód county shared borders with the Kingdom of Romania, the Austrian Bukovina, and the Hungarian counties Máramaros, Szolnok-Doboka, Kolozs, Maros-Torda, and Csík. Its area was 4167 km² around 1910.

Contemporary map about the county

History[edit]

Beszterce-Naszód county was formed in 1876, when the Transylvanian Saxon district of Beszterce/Bistritz was united with the district of Naszód (since 1861, 1762–1851 military frontier district) and part of Doboka county. In 1920 the Treaty of Trianon assigned the territory of Beszterce-Naszód county to Romania. It was occupied by Hungary between 1940–1944 during World War II.The territory of the county is now in the (larger) Romanian county Bistrița-Năsăud.

Demographics[edit]

In 1900, the county had a population of 119,014 people and was composed of the following linguistic communities:[1]

Total:

According to the census of 1900, the county was composed of the following religious communities:[2]

Total:

In 1910, county had a population of 127,843 people and was composed of the following linguistic communities:[3]

Total:

According to the census of 1910, the county was composed of the following religious communities:[4]

Total:

Subdivisions[edit]

In the early 20th century, the subdivisions of the county Beszterce-Naszód were:

Districts (járás)
District Capital
Besenyő, RO Viișoara Beszterce, RO Bistrița
Jád, RO Livezile Beszterce, RO Bistrița
Naszód Naszód, RO Năsăud
Óradna Óradna, RO Rodna
Urban districts (rendezett tanácsú város)
Beszterce, RO Bistrița

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  2. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  3. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  4. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-06-19.