Santău

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For Santăul Mare and Santăul Mic villages, see Borș, Bihor.
Santău
Tasnádszántó
Commune
Location of Santău
Location of Santău
Coordinates: 47°31′N 22°31′E / 47.517°N 22.517°E / 47.517; 22.517Coordinates: 47°31′N 22°31′E / 47.517°N 22.517°E / 47.517; 22.517
Country  Romania
County Satu Mare County
Status Commune
Government
 • Mayor Marinel Rotar (Democratic Liberal Party)
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,377
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website primariasantau.ro

Santău (Hungarian: Tasnádszántó [ˈtɒʃnaːtsaːntoː]) is a commune in Satu Mare County, north-western Romania. It is composed of three villages: Chereușa (Érkőrös), Santău and Sudurău (Érszodoró).

The earliest document to mention Santău dates to 1213, and is found in the register of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oradea Mare.[1] Leontin Sălăjan was born there in 1913.

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic groups (2011 census):[2]

According to mother tongue, 1,284 (54.02%) speak Romanian as their first language, while 1,051 (44.22%) of the population speak Hungarian.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Romanian) Santău at the Satu Mare County Museum site
  2. ^ http://www.recensamantromania.ro/rezultate-2