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Reformed church in Beclean
Location of Beclean
|• Mayor||Nicolae Moldovan (Social Democratic Party)|
|• Total||59.57 km2 (23.00 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
Beclean (Romanian pronunciation: [beˈkle̯an] (listen); Hungarian and German: Bethlen) is a town in Bistrița-Năsăud County, in north-eastern Transylvania, Romania. It had 10,628 inhabitants at the 2011 census. 81.6% of these were Romanians, 14.2% Hungarians and 3.7% Roma.
The town administers three villages: Coldău (Goldau; Várkudu), Figa (Füge) and Rusu de Jos (Alsóoroszfalu). It is the site of an important railway junction (the station is called Beclean pe Someș), where secondary routes to Sighetu Marmației and Suceava diverge from the main railway line from Brașov to Satu Mare.
|Source: Census data|
The town of Beclean is also the ancestral seat of the Hungarian Bethlen family.
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