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Not to be confused with Čenej in Vojvodina, Serbia.
Cenei is located in Romania
Coordinates: 45°43′N 20°54′E / 45.717°N 20.900°E / 45.717; 20.900
Country  Romania
County ROU Timis County CoA.svg Timiș
 • Mayor Gabriel Ilaș (PNL)
Population (2002)[1] 4,799
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Cenei is a commune in Timiș County, Romania.


In German, it is known as Tschene, in Hungarian as Csene, in Croatian as Hrvatski Čenej, and in Serbian as Ченеј / Čenej.


It is composed of two villages, Bobda (German: Bobda; Hungarian: Papd; Serbian: Бобда) and Cenei. It also included Checea village until 2004, when it was split off to form a separate commune.

Bobda (German name) cancellation in the Kingdom of Hungary in 1904

Ethnic groups[edit]

At the 2002 census, 63.6% of inhabitants were Romanians, 12.2% Serbs, 11.9% Roma, 9.1% Hungarians, 1.7% Banat Swabians and 1.4% Croats.


As of 2002, 82.6% were Romanian and Serbian Orthodox, 13.2% Roman Catholic, 1.5% Pentecostal, 0.8% Baptist and 0.5% each Reformed and Greek-Catholic.

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 45°43′N 20°54′E / 45.717°N 20.900°E / 45.717; 20.900


  1. ^ Romanian census data, 2002 Archived March 24, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.; retrieved on March 1, 2010