Location of Bihor County in Romania
|Capital city (Reședință de județ)||Oradea|
|• Type||County Board|
|• President of the County Board||Cornel Popa (PNL)|
|• Prefect2||Claudiu Pop|
|• Total||7,544 km2 (2,913 sq mi)|
|Area rank||6th in Romania|
|Population (2011 census)|
|• Rank||11th in Romania|
|• Density||76/km2 (200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Area code(s)||+40 x594|
|GDP||US$ 5.82 billion (2008)|
|GDP/capita||US$ 9,708 (2008)|
|GDP/capita at purchasing power parity||US$ 17,152 (2009)|
|1The developing regions of Romania have no administrative role. They were formed to attract funds from the European Union
2 as of 2007, the Prefect is not a politician, but a civil servant. He (or she) is not allowed to be a member of a political party, and is banned from any political activity in the first six months after the resignation (or firing) from the civil service
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
Bihor (Romanian pronunciation: [biˈhor] ( )) is a county (județ) of Romania, in Crișana, with capital city at Oradea. Together with Hajdú-Bihar County in Hungary it constitutes the Biharia Euroregion.
In October 31, 2011, Bihor had a population of 549,752 and the population density was 72/km2 (186/sq mi).<
99.4% of the county's population are Christian and of these:
- Romanian Orthodox – 59.7%
- Reformed – 18.1%;
- Catholic – 11.5% (Roman Catholic – 9.2%; Greek Catholic – 2.3%)
- Pentecostal – 5.7%;
- Baptists – 3.7%;
- Adventist – 0.3%;
This county has a total area of 7,544 km2 (2,913 sq mi). In the East side of the County there are the Apuseni Mountains with heights up to 1,800 m (5,906 ft). The heights decrease westwards, passing through the hills an ending in the Romanian Western Plain – the eastern side of the Pannonian plain.
- Sălaj County, Cluj County and Alba County in the East.
- Hungary in the West – Hajdú-Bihar County.
- Satu Mare County in the North.
- Arad County in the South.
Bihor is one of the wealthiest counties in Romania, with a GDP per capita well above the national average. Recently, the economy has been driven by a number of construction projects. Bihor has the lowest unemployment rate in Romania and among the lowest in Europe, with only 2.4% unemployment, compared to Romania's average of 5.1%.
The predominant industries in the county are:
- Textile industry.
- Food and beverages industry.
- Mechanical components industry.
The main tourist attractions in the county are:
- The city of Oradea.
- The Apuseni Mountains:
- Băile Felix Resort.
Bihor County has 4 municipalities, 6 towns and 91 communes.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bihor County.|
- "Population at 20 October 2011" (in Romanian). INSSE. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
- Romanian 2002 Census
- National Institute of Statistics, "Populaţia după etnie"
- Recensamantul Populatiei si Locuintelor 2011: Populația stabilă după etnie – județe, municipii, orașe, comune
- Romania and Bihor County Census, 2002, (Hungarian) 
- National Institute of Statistics, "Populația la recensămintele din anii 1948, 1956, 1966, 1977, 1992, 2002 și 2011"