Nițchidorf within Timiș County
|Founded by||Kristof Niczky|
|• Mayor||Dănuț Drăghici (PSD)|
|• Total||64.13 km2 (24.76 sq mi)|
|Elevation||132 m (433 ft)|
|Population (July 1, 2007)|
|• Density||24/km2 (60/sq mi)|
|Area code||(+40) 256|
It is located in the southwest of Romania, at 30 km (19 mi) from Timișoara. Nițchidorf has 1,599 inhabitants (2005), and a total area of 64.13 km2 (24.76 sq mi). The commune is composed of three villages: Blajova (Balázsd), Duboz (Temesdoboz) and Nițchidorf.
It was first mentioned in 1784. The commune was named after its founder, count Kristóf Niczky. Historically, it was inhabited mostly by German-speaking Banat Swabians, most of whom abandoned Romania in the 1980s. Ioan Mașcovescu of the Social Democratic Party has been mayor since 2004.
|Demographic evolution according to ethnicity|
- Herta Müller (born 1953), German author and 2009 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.
- Sebastian Kräuter (1922-2008), Roman Catholic bishop of the Timişoara diocese between 1990 and 1999.
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