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For the village in Alba County, see Gârda de Sus.
Coat of arms of Biharia
Coat of arms
Biharia is located in Romania
Location within Romania
Coordinates: 47°9′13″N 21°55′18″E / 47.15361°N 21.92167°E / 47.15361; 21.92167
Country  Romania
County Actual Bihor county CoA.png Bihor County
Commune Biharia
Historic region Transylvania
 • Mayor Nagy Gizella (since 2008) (Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania)
Area 58,50 km2 (2,260 sq mi)
Population (2002)[1] 5,870
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Biharia (Hungarian: Bihar) is a commune in Bihor County, northwestern Romania. It is composed of two villages, Biharia and Cauaceu (Hegyközkovácsi). In 2002 it had 5,870 inhabitants, of whom 85.87% were Hungarians, 12.12% Romanians and 1.73% Roma.[2]


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 Ottoman rule, periods of Habsburg Monarchy, Principality of Transylvania, Kingdom of Hungary and Kingdom of Romania. After the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867, it became part of the Kingdom of Hungary within Austria-Hungary.

After break-up of Austria-Hungary in 1918/1920, the commune became part of Romania. As a result of the Second Vienna Award it returned to Hungary between 1940 and 1944. Since then it has been part of Romania.


Coordinates: 47°09′13″N 21°55′18″E / 47.15361°N 21.92167°E / 47.15361; 21.92167