Giroc

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Giroc
Commune
Skyline of Giroc
Giroc is located in Romania
Giroc
Giroc
Coordinates: 45°42′N 21°14′E / 45.700°N 21.233°E / 45.700; 21.233
Country  Romania
County Timiş County
Population (2002)[1] 4,295
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website www.giroc.ro

Giroc (Hungarian: Gyüreg) is a commune in Timiş County, Romania. It is composed of two villages, Chișoda (Tesöld) and Giroc. It is located near Timişoara, south of the city.

History[edit]

The first documented reference was in 1371, from a document where Sigismund of Luxemburg, donates his Gyüreg estate to Vladislau, the son of Stefan de Tarr. Later Marsigli's Conscription in 1690 - 1700 mention Gyirog as well. After the Austrian conquest of Banat, Giroc appears on the 1717 map with the name Juroc, listed with 60 houses and later on Florimund Mercy's map from 1723 with the name Jurok.

Coordinates: 45°42′N 21°14′E / 45.700°N 21.233°E / 45.700; 21.233

References[edit]

  1. ^ Romanian census data, 2002; retrieved on March 1, 2010