Tășnad

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Tășnad
Tasnád
Town
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Coat of arms of Tășnad
Coat of arms
Tășnad is located in Romania
Tășnad
Tășnad
Location of Tăşnad
Coordinates: 47°28′38″N 22°35′2″E / 47.47722°N 22.58389°E / 47.47722; 22.58389Coordinates: 47°28′38″N 22°35′2″E / 47.47722°N 22.58389°E / 47.47722; 22.58389
Country  Romania
County Satu Mare County
Status Town
Government
 • Mayor Veron Andrei Stefan (Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania)
Area
 • Total 96.60 km2 (37.30 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 8,411
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://www.tasnad.ro/

Tășnad (Romanian pronunciation: [təʃˈnad]; Hungarian: Tasnád, Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈtɒʃnaːd]; German: Trestenburg) is a town in Satu Mare County, northwestern Romania. It administers five villages: Blaja (Tasnádbalázsháza), Cig (Csög), Raţiu (Ráctanya), Sărăuad (Tasnádszarvad) and Valea Morii (Tasnádmalomszeg).

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1977 9,934 —    
1992 10,399 +4.7%
2002 10,188 −2.0%
2011 8,411 −17.4%
Source: Census data

According to the last census from 2011 there were 8,411 people living within the city.

Of this population, 51.1% are ethnic Romanians, while 36.2% are ethnic Hungarians, 11.4% ethnic Romani and 1,1% others.[1]

Dr. Abraham Fuchs wrote a comprehensive historical book about Tășnad as it was up to World War II. The book is in Hebrew and describes the vibrant Jewish life in this small town up until its destruction in 1944.[2]

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