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Location of Negrești-Oaș
Location of Negrești-Oaș
Coordinates: 47°52′10″N 23°25′27″E / 47.86944°N 23.42417°E / 47.86944; 23.42417Coordinates: 47°52′10″N 23°25′27″E / 47.86944°N 23.42417°E / 47.86944; 23.42417
Country  Romania
County Satu Mare County
Status Town
 • Mayor Aurelia Fedorca (Social Democratic Party)
 • Total 130 km2 (50 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 11,867
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Climate Dfb

Negrești-Oaș (Romanian pronunciation: [neˌɡreʃtʲ ˈo̯aʃ]; Hungarian: Avasfelsőfalu, Hungarian pronunciation:[ˈɒvɒʃfɛlʃøːfɒlu]) is a town in northwestern Romania, in the county of Satu Mare. It is located near the Ukrainian border.[1] Two villages, Luna (Lunaforrás) and Tur (Túrvékonya), are administered by the town. The name Negrești comes from Romanian word "negru", meaning "black". The town is the capital of the Oaş Country ethnographic region.[2]

Lechinţa Wooden Church, Oaş Country Museum


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1966 9,311 —    
1977 12,387 +33.0%
1992 16,648 +34.4%
2002 16,356 −1.8%
2011 11,867 −27.4%
Source: Census data

According to the 2011 census, there were 11,867 people living within the town.

Of the population for whom data were available, 95% were ethnic Romanians, while 2.9% were ethnic Hungarians and 1.9% Roma. 72.4% were Romanian Orthodox, 12.6% Jehovah's Witnesses, 4.5% Pentecostal, 3.7% Roman Catholic, 3.4% Greek-Catholic and 1.6% Reformed.[3]