Ștei

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Ștei
Town
Skyline of Ștei
Coat of arms of Ștei
Coat of arms
Location of Ştei
Location of Ştei
Coordinates: 46°32′24″N 22°28′12″E / 46.54000°N 22.47000°E / 46.54000; 22.47000Coordinates: 46°32′24″N 22°28′12″E / 46.54000°N 22.47000°E / 46.54000; 22.47000
Country Romania
CountyBihor County
StatusTown
Government
 • MayorIulian Balaj (National Liberal Party)
Area
 • Total6.57 km2 (2.54 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total6,529
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ClimateCfb
Websitehttp://www.stei.ro
IMB Palace

Ștei (Hungarian: Vaskohsziklás) is a town in Bihor County, western Transylvania, Romania. Between 1958 and 1996, it was named Dr. Petru Groza, after the Romanian socialist leader who had died in 1958.

History[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1956 5,874—    
1966 5,754−2.0%
1977 7,794+35.5%
1992 10,415+33.6%
2002 9,466−9.1%
2011 6,144−35.1%
Source: Census data

The town was founded in 1952, near a village of the same name, as an industrial centre for the grinding of uranium mined in nearby Băița (serving the intensive mining development set as an imperative by the Romanian Communist regime).

Population[edit]

According to the last census from 2011 there were 6,144 people living within the city.

Of this population, 96.6% are ethnic Romanians, while 2.88% are ethnic Hungarians and 0.5% others.[1]

Natives[edit]

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