Location in Bihor County
|• Mayor||Nagy Gizella (since 2008) (UDMR)|
|Area||58.50 km2 (22.59 sq mi)|
|• Density||72/km2 (190/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)|
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.
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.
- "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (in Romanian). National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
- scribd.com - Cetatea Bihariei, judeţul Bihor; retrieved on June 30, 2012 (in Romanian)
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