Ceanu Mare

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Ceanu Mare
Location in Cluj County
Location in Cluj County
Ceanu Mare is located in Romania
Ceanu Mare
Location on Romania map
Coordinates: 46°39′0″N 23°58′0″E / 46.65000°N 23.96667°E / 46.65000; 23.96667Coordinates: 46°39′0″N 23°58′0″E / 46.65000°N 23.96667°E / 46.65000; 23.96667
Country  Romania
County Cluj County
Status Commune
Settled 1293[1]
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)[2]
 • Total 4,229
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Area code(s) +40 x264[3]
Website http://www.ceanu-mare.ro/

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.[4]


  1. ^ Atlasul localităţilor judeţului Cluj, Editura Suncart, p. 117
  2. ^ "Population as of July 1, 2007" (in Romanian). INSSE. April 4, 2008. Archived from the original on 2010-01-17. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  3. ^ x is a digit indicating the operator: 2 for the former national operator, Romtelecom, and 3 for the other ground telephone networks
  4. ^ http://www.edrc.ro/recensamant.jsp?regiune_id=2140&judet_id=2295&localitate_id=2322