Location in Arad County
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Bocsig (Hungarian: Bokszeg) is a commune in Arad County, Romania. The commune is situated in the Ineu Basin, along the Crişul Alb River, and it stretches over 6648 ha. It is composed of three villages: Bocsig (situated at 67 km from Arad), Mânerău (Monyoró) and Răpsig (Repszeg).
According to the 2002 census, the population of the commune counts 3553 inhabitants, out of which 90.3% are Romanians, 2.7% Hungarians, 6.8% Roma and 0.2% are of other or undeclared nationalities.
The first documentary record of the locality Bocsig dates back to 1553. Mânerău was mentioned in documents in 1341, while Răpsig in 1553.
Although the economy of the commune is mainly agricultural, the secondary and tertiary economic sectors have also developed since the 1990s.
There is a castle in Bocsig, built in the 19th century in late Renaissance style. The commune is also on the Crișul Alb River valley.
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