Ștei

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Ștei
Catedarala stei.jpg
Coat of arms of Ștei
Coat of arms
Location in Bihor County
Location in Bihor County
Ștei is located in Romania
Ștei
Ștei
Location in Romania
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
Government
 • MayorIulian Balaj[1] (PNL)
Area
6.57 km2 (2.54 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
6,529
 • Density990/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Time zoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Vehicle reg.BH
Websitehttp://www.stei.ro
IMB Palace

Ștei (Hungarian: Vaskohsziklás) is a town in Bihor County, Crișana, 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).

Romulus Vereș, the notorious Romanian serial killer, was institutionalised in the Ștei psychiatric facility in 1976, and died there in 1993.

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.[3]

Natives[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Results of the 2016 local elections". Central Electoral Bureau. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (in Romanian). National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  3. ^ Romanian 2002 Census