Florești, Cluj

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Florești
Location in Cluj County
Location in Cluj County
Florești is located in Romania
Florești
Florești
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 46°44′51″N 23°29′27″E / 46.74750°N 23.49083°E / 46.74750; 23.49083Coordinates: 46°44′51″N 23°29′27″E / 46.74750°N 23.49083°E / 46.74750; 23.49083
Country Romania
CountyCluj
SubdivisionsFlorești, Luna de Sus, Tăuți
Government
 • MayorHoria-Petru Șulea (Social Liberal Union)
Area
61 km2 (24 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
22,813
 • Density370/km2 (970/sq mi)
Time zoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Postal code
407280
Area code+40 x64
Vehicle reg.CJ

Florești (Hungarian: Szászfenes; German: Deutsch Branndorf) is a commune in Cluj County, Romania. It is composed of three villages: Florești, Luna de Sus (Magyarlóna) and Tăuți (Kolozstótfalu) and is part of the Cluj-Napoca metropolitan area, being located less than 8 km west of Cluj-Napoca on DN1.

Benefiting from its proximity to Cluj-Napoca, the commune has seen a substantial development since the early 2000s, including a threefold increase in population, mainly due to several new residential developments. It was the most populous commune in Romania recorded at the 2011 census.[2]

Geography[edit]

Floreşti is located on the Someșul Mic River, in the centre of Cluj County, less than 8 km from the county capital, Cluj-Napoca, and 7 km from the commune of Gilău, on the Romanian National Road DN1.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census, the commune has 22,813 inhabitants, meaning that a 300% increase was recorded since the previous census of 2002 when 7,470 inhabitants were recorded. In terms of ethnic structure, the commune's population is composed of 75.2% Romanians, 14.4% Hungarians and 4.9% Roma.

Historical population[edit]

The historical population of the entire commune as recorded by the official censuses, and projected to the present-day administrative unit, was as follows:[3][4][5]

Year Total Romanians Hungarians Roma
1850 3,009 1,549 1,197 227
1880 3,655 1,761 1,546 n/a
1890 4,058 2,032 1,755 n/a
1900 4,435 2,260 1,995 n/a
1910 4,702 2,420 2,044 n/a
1920 4,956 2,567 2,251 n/a
1930 5,280 2,706 2,194 327
1941 6,086 2,612 3,364 95
1956 5,586 3,060 2,231 289
1966 6,012 3,248 2,399 369
1977 6,865 3,668 2,385 809
1992 6,088 3,439 2,020 626
2002 7,470 4,516 2,057 888
2011 22,813 17,154 3,276 1,116

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (in Romanian). National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Floreştiul, comuna cu cea mai mare populaţie din România". CityNews. 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2012-02-29.
  3. ^ Tab8. Populaţia stabilă după etnie – judeţe, municipii, oraşe, comune, 2011 census results, Institutul Național de Statistică, accessed 17 February 2020.
  4. ^ Varga E. Árpád: Erdély etnikai és felekezeti statisztikája (1850-1992) Retrieved 2007-05-10
  5. ^ Transindex Recensamânt 2002 website Archived 2012-02-09 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 2007-05-10