Bocsig

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For Mănerău village, Hunedoara County, see Pestişu Mic.
Bocsig
Commune
Location in Arad County
Location in Arad County
Bocsig is located in Romania
Bocsig
Bocsig
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 46°25′N 21°57′E / 46.417°N 21.950°E / 46.417; 21.950
Country  Romania
County Arad County
Population (2002)[1]
 • Total 3,553
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Bocsig (Hungarian: Bokszeg) is a commune in Arad County, Romania. The commune is situated in the Ineu Basin, along the Crişul Alb River, and it stretches over 6648 ha. It is composed of three villages: Bocsig (situated at 67 km from Arad), Mânerău (Monyoró) and Răpsig (Repszeg).

Population[edit]

According to the 2002 census, the population of the commune counts 3553 inhabitants, out of which 90.3% are Romanians, 2.7% Hungarians, 6.8% Roma and 0.2% are of other or undeclared nationalities.

History[edit]

The first documentary record of the locality Bocsig dates back to 1553. Mânerău was mentioned in documents in 1341, while Răpsig in 1553.

Economy[edit]

Although the economy of the commune is mainly agricultural, the secondary and tertiary economic sectors have also developed since the 1990s.

Tourism[edit]

There is a castle in Bocsig, built in the 19th century in late Renaissance style. The commune is also on the Crișul Alb River valley.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Romanian) "Bocsig", at the Erdélyi Magyar Adatbank's Recensământ 2002; Retrieved on September 4, 2009

Coordinates: 46°25′N 21°57′E / 46.417°N 21.950°E / 46.417; 21.950