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This article is about the commune in Romania. For the Spanish term for female tribal chiefs in the Americas, see Cacique. For the Colombian politician and journalist nicknamed "La Cacica", see Consuelo Araújo.
Coat of arms of Cacica
Coat of arms
Cacica is located in Romania
Coordinates: 47°38′N 25°54′E / 47.633°N 25.900°E / 47.633; 25.900
Country  Romania
County Suceava County
 • Mayor Elena Boloca (Social Democratic Party)
Population (2011)[1] 3,672
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Roman Catholic chapel dedicated to Saint Barbara and located in a salt mine
A map of Suceava County in Southern Bukovina

Cacica (Polish: Kaczyka) is a commune located in Suceava County, Romania.

At the 2011 census, 74.8% of inhabitants were Romanians, 20.2% Poles and 4.4% Ukrainians. Its Polish inhabitants are descended from settlers who arrived there at the turn of the 19th century.


The commune is composed of five villages: Cacica, Maidan, Pârteștii de Sus (the commune center), Runcu and Solonețu Nou.

Solonețu Nou[edit]

Solonețu Nou (Polish: Nowy Sołoniec) is one of the Polish villages in Suceava County, Southern Bukovina in Romania. It was established in 1834 by 30 Polish families from the Sołoniec river valley. A Polish school was founded in the village in 1870. 523 people from the village were deported to Poland after 1945 and the school was closed. After the Romanian Revolution of 1989, the Polish school was reopened. In 1995 there were 718 inhabitants in the village.

The Polish community from Solonețu Nou (together with those of Solca, Pleşa, Racova and Arbore) has 365 families with 1046 Roman Catholics of Polish ethnicity.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Romanian census data, 2011; retrieved on June 23, 2012
  • (Romanian) Pr. Mihai Patrașcu, Vizită pastorală la Soloneţu Nou ("A pastoral visit to Solonețu Nou"), on the site of the Roman Catholic Episcopate of Iași. Undated, but index places it as December 2005. Accessed 7 Jan 2006.

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Coordinates: 47°38′N 25°54′E / 47.633°N 25.900°E / 47.633; 25.900