Location in Cluj County
|Commune seat||Ceanu Mare|
|Villages||Andici, Boian, Bolduț, Ceanu Mare, Ciurgău, Dosu Napului, Fânațe, Hodăi-Boian, Iacobeni, Morțești, Stârcu, Strucut, Valea lui Cati|
|• Mayor||Gavrilă Oros|
|• Total||37.54 km2 (14.49 sq mi)|
|Population (July 1, 2007)|
|• Density||110/km2 (290/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Area code(s)||+40 x264|
Ceanu Mare (Hungarian: Mezőcsán; German: Gross-Tschaan) is a commune in the north-west of Romania, in Cluj County, Transylvania. It is composed of thirteen villages: Andici (depopulated since 1985; Andics), Boian (Mezőbő), Bolduț (Boldoc), Ceanu Mare, Ciurgău (Csurgó), Dosu Napului (Oláhtóhát), Fânațe (Csániszénafű), Hodăi-Boian (Mezőbőifogadó), Iacobeni (Mezőszentjakab), Morțești (Morcest), Stârcu (Csóka), Strucut (merged with Gherea in 1968; Sztinkutdűlő) and Valea lui Cati (Sárospatakdűlő).
The village is known in Germany after the Schröder family discovered that the father of former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder was buried there in a common grave in 1944. Lieutenant Fritz Schröder was a soldier in the German army during World War II and he died at the age of 32 near the city of Turda (Thorenburg in German) on 4 October 1944, without ever seeing his newborn son Gerhard.
According to the census from 2002 there was a total population of 4,322 people living in this town. Of this population, 94.08% are ethnic Romanians, 3.51% ethnic Romani and 2.36% are ethnic Hungarians.
- Atlasul localităţilor judeţului Cluj, Editura Suncart, p. 117
- "Population as of July 1, 2007" (in Romanian). INSSE. April 4, 2008. Archived from the original on 2010-01-17. Retrieved 2008-05-04.
- x is a digit indicating the operator: 2 for the former national operator, Romtelecom, and 3 for the other ground telephone networks