Sâniob

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Sâniob
Szentjobb
Commune
Country  Romania
County Bihor County
Population (2011)[1] 2,285
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Sâniob (Hungarian: Szentjobb) is a commune in Bihor County, western Romania. The village was named after Stephen I of Hungary's Szent Jobb (Holy Right) which was preserved here during the pagan raise ups. The name was granted by Ladislaus I of Hungary in 1083.

It is composed of four villages:

  • Cenaloş (Csanálos), to the southeast of Sâniob
  • Ciuhoi (Berettyócsohaj; Hungarian pronunciation: [bɛrɛccoːtʃohɒj]), to the south of Sâniob
  • Sâniob
  • Sfârnaş (Berettyófarnos), to the southwest of Sâniob

At the 2011 census, 56.7% of inhabitants were Hungarians, 37.3% Romanians and 5.6% Roma. 46.1% were Roman Catholic, 29% Romanian Orthodox, 16.4% Reformed, 5.9% Pentecostal and 0.9% Greek-Catholic.

Known as Sâniob prior to 1968, the commune's name was changed to Ciuhoi that year and its seat moved to the latter village. In 2012, the commune's previous name was revived and the seat moved back to Sâniob village.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Romanian census data, 2011; retrieved on March 1, 2013

Coordinates: 47°16′00″N 22°08′00″E / 47.2667°N 22.1333°E / 47.2667; 22.1333