Ceanu Mare

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Ceanu Mare
Location in Cluj County
Location in Cluj County
Ceanu Mare is located in Romania
Ceanu Mare
Location on Romania map
Coordinates: 46°39′0″N 23°58′0″E / 46.65000°N 23.96667°E / 46.65000; 23.96667Coordinates: 46°39′0″N 23°58′0″E / 46.65000°N 23.96667°E / 46.65000; 23.96667
Country  Romania
County Cluj County
Status Commune
Settled 1293[1]
Commune seat Ceanu Mare
Villages Andici, Boian, Bolduţ, Ceanu Mare, Ciurgău, Dosu Napului, Fânaţe, Hodăi-Boian, Iacobeni, Morţeşti, Stârcu, Strucut, Valea lui Cati
 • Mayor Gavrilă Oros
 • Total 37.54 km2 (14.49 sq mi)
Population (July 1, 2007)[2]
 • Total 4,229
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Area code(s) +40 x264[3]
Website http://www.ceanu-mare.ro/

Ceanu Mare (Hungarian: Mezőcsán; German: Gross-Tschaan) is a commune in the north-west of Romania, in Cluj County, Transylvania. It is composed of thirteen villages: Andici (depopulated since 1985; Andics), Boian (Mezőbő), Bolduţ (Boldoc), Ceanu Mare, Ciurgău (Csurgó), Dosu Napului (Oláhtóhát), Fânaţe (Csániszénafű), Hodăi-Boian (Mezőbőifogadó), Iacobeni (Mezőszentjakab), Morţeşti (Morcest), Stârcu (Csóka), Strucut (Sztinkutdűlő) and Valea lui Cati (Sárospatakdűlő).

The village is known in Germany after the Schröder family discovered that the father of former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder was buried there in a common grave in 1944. Lieutenant Fritz Schröder was a soldier in the German army during World War II and he died at the age of 32 near the city of Turda (Thorenburg in German) on 4 October 1944, without ever seeing his newborn son Gerhard.


According to the census from 2002 there was a total population of 4,322 people living in this town. Of this population, 94.08% are ethnic Romanians, 3.51% ethnic Romani and 2.36% are ethnic Hungarians.[4]


  1. ^ Atlasul localităţilor judeţului Cluj, Editura Suncart, p. 117
  2. ^ "Population as of July 1, 2007" (in Romanian). INSSE. April 4, 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  3. ^ x is a digit indicating the operator: 2 for the former national operator, Romtelecom, and 3 for the other ground telephone networks
  4. ^ http://www.edrc.ro/recensamant.jsp?regiune_id=2140&judet_id=2295&localitate_id=2322