Biharia

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Biharia

Bihar
Coat of arms of Biharia
Coat of arms
Location in Bihor County
Location in Bihor County
Biharia is located in Romania
Biharia
Biharia
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 47°9′13″N 21°55′18″E / 47.15361°N 21.92167°E / 47.15361; 21.92167Coordinates: 47°9′13″N 21°55′18″E / 47.15361°N 21.92167°E / 47.15361; 21.92167
Country Romania
CountyBihor
Government
 • MayorNagy Gizella (since 2008) (UDMR)
Area
58.50 km2 (22.59 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
4,205
 • Density72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Vehicle reg.BH
Websitewww.comunabiharia.ro

Biharia (Hungarian: Bihar) is a commune in Bihor County, Crișana, Romania. It is composed of two villages, Biharia and Cauaceu (Hegyközkovácsi). In 2011 it had 4,205 inhabitants, of whom 85.87% were Hungarians, 12.12% Romanians and 1.73% Roma.[2]

History[edit]

The village is first mentioned in 1067 as Byhoriensis, later as Bychor in 1213, as Bihar in 1332, and again, in 1349 as Byhor. It has a complex political history with periods of the Kingdom of Hungary, Eastern Hungarian Kingdom and the Principality of Transylvania. After the break-up of Austria-Hungary, in 1920, the commune became part of the Kingdom of Romania. In 1940, as a result of the Second Vienna Award it was returned to Hungary. Since the end of the World War II it has been part of the Romanian state.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (in Romanian). National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.edrc.ro/recensamant.jsp?regiune_id=2140&judet_id=2141&localitate_id=2158
  3. ^ scribd.com - Cetatea Bihariei, judeţul Bihor; retrieved on June 30, 2012 (in Romanian)