Beszterce-Naszód County

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Beszterce-Naszód County
Comitatus Bistriciensis-Naszodiensis  (Latin)
Beszterce-Naszód vármegye  (Hungarian)
Komitat Bistritz-Naszod  (German)
Comitatul Bistriţa-Năsăud  (Romanian)
County of the Kingdom of Hungary

Coat of arms of Beszterce-Naszód

Coat of arms

Location of Beszterce-Naszód
Capital Beszterce
47°8′N 24°30′E / 47.133°N 24.500°E / 47.133; 24.500Coordinates: 47°8′N 24°30′E / 47.133°N 24.500°E / 47.133; 24.500
 •  Established 1876
 •  Treaty of Trianon June 4, 1920
 •  1910 4,333 km2 (1,673 sq mi)
 •  1910 127,800 
Density 29.5 /km2  (76.4 /sq mi)
Today part of Romania
Bistrița is the current name of the capital.

Beszterce-Naszód was an administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary. Its territory is now in northern Romania (north-eastern Transylvania). The capital of the county was Beszterce (now Bistrița).


Beszterce-Naszód county shared borders with the Kingdom of Romania, the Austrian Bukovina, and the Hungarian counties Máramaros, Szolnok-Doboka, Kolozs, Maros-Torda, and Csík. Its area was 4167 km² around 1910.


Beszterce-Naszód county was formed in 1876, when the Transylvanian Saxon district of Beszterce/Bistritz was united with the district of Naszód (since 1861, 1762–1851 military frontier district) and part of Doboka county. In 1920 the Treaty of Trianon assigned the territory of Beszterce-Naszód county to Romania. In 1940 by the Second Vienna Award it was returned to Hungary and was occupied until 1944 during World War II. The territory of the county is now in the (larger) Romanian county Bistrița-Năsăud.


In 1900, the county had a population of 119,014 people and was composed of the following linguistic communities:[1]


According to the census of 1900, the county was composed of the following religious communities:[2]


Ethnic map of the county with data of the 1910 census (see the key in the description)

In 1910, county had a population of 127,843 people and was composed of the following linguistic communities:[3]


According to the census of 1910, the county was composed of the following religious communities:[4]



Beszterce-Naszód county administrative map.jpg

In the early 20th century, the subdivisions of the county Beszterce-Naszód were:

Districts (járás)
District Capital
Besenyő Beszterce, (Romanian: Bistrița)
Jád Beszterce, (Romanian: Bistrița)
Naszód Naszód, (Romanian: Năsăud)
Óradna Óradna, (Romanian: Rodna)
Urban districts (rendezett tanácsú város)
Beszterce,(Romanian: Bistrița)


  1. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  2. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  3. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  4. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Retrieved 2012-06-19.