Bilbor

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Bilbor
Commune
Location of Bilbor, Harghita
Location of Bilbor, Harghita
Country  Romania
County Harghita County
Status Commune
Area
 • Total 227.31 km2 (87.76 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 2,859
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Bilbor (Hungarian: Bélbor, Hungarian pronunciation :[ˈbeːlbor]) is a commune in Harghita County, Transylvania, Romania. It is composed of two villages, Bilbor (Bélbor) and Răchitiş (Rakottyás).

Name[edit]

Its name is of Slavic origin, meaning white pine, derived from *bělъ, white and *borъ, pine.[1]

Demographics[edit]

The commune has an absolute ethnic Romanian majority. According to the 2002 census, it has a population of 2,859, of which 99.44% or 2,843 are Romanians. Hungarians represent 0.55% or 16 individuals.[2]

Religion[edit]

As of the 2002 census, the population was divided as follows:[3]

Natives[edit]

Coordinates: 47°03′N 25°31′E / 47.050°N 25.517°E / 47.050; 25.517

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