Aleșd ( Romanian pronunciation: [aˈleʃd] (; listen) Hungarian: ) is a town in Élesd Bihor County, western Romania. It is located in the east of the county, near the border with Cluj County.
Geography [ edit ]
Aleșd is located on the main railway line between
Oradea and Bucharest. Consequently, it is served by frequent rapid and intercity (IC) trains from Cluj-Napoca, Bucharest, Arad and Timișoara.
History [ edit ]
After break-up of
Austria-Hungary in 1918/1920, the town became part of Romania. As a result of the Second Vienna Award, it has been returned to Hungary between 1940 and 1945.
Population [ edit ]
Source: Census data
Aleșd has a population of 9,619 (2011 census), made up of Romanians (63.9%), Hungarians (16.04%), Roma (12.73%), Slovaks (6.59%), and others (0.42%).
It administers three villages: Pădurea Neagră (  Feketeerdő), Peștiș ( Sólyomkőpestes) and Tinăud ( Tinód).
Notable residents [ edit ]
Miklós Radnóti served his labor draft during World War II in Aleșd.
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