Nițchidorf

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Nițchidorf
Commune
Nițchidorf within Timiș County
Nițchidorf within Timiș County
Nițchidorf is located in Romania
Nițchidorf
Nițchidorf
Nițchidorf within Romania
Coordinates: 45°34′57″N 21°31′51″E / 45.58250°N 21.53083°E / 45.58250; 21.53083Coordinates: 45°34′57″N 21°31′51″E / 45.58250°N 21.53083°E / 45.58250; 21.53083
Country  Romania
County ROU Timis County CoA.svg Timiș
Established 1784
Founded by Kristof Niczky
Government
 • Mayor Dănuț Drăghici (PSD)
Area
 • Total 64.13 km2 (24.76 sq mi)
Elevation 132 m (433 ft)
Population (July 1, 2007)
 • Total 1,570
 • Density 24/km2 (60/sq mi)
Postal code 307295
Area code (+40) 256
Kristóf Niczky (1725-1787), the founder of the settlement

Nițchidorf (German: Nitzkydorf; Hungarian: Niczkyfalva) is a commune in Timiș County in the Banat region of Romania.

Geography[edit]

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.

History[edit]

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.

Demographics[edit]

Demographic evolution according to ethnicity
Year Romanians Germans Hungarians Roma Others Total
1880 1,015 1,803 19 N/A 24 2,861
1910 1,226 2,123 71 N/A 35 3,455
1941 1,035 2,078 29 N/A 15 3,157
1977 956 1,131 14 - 5 2,106
1992 1,411 59 21 - 64 1,555
2002 1,465 19 32 7 61 1,584

Notable residents[edit]

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