A picturesque view of Recea-Cristur with snow powdered cottages and hills.
Location of Recea-Cristur
|Component villages||Căprioara, Ciubanca, Ciubăncuța, Elciu, Escu, Jurca, Osoi, Pustuța, Recea-Cristur|
|• Mayor||Alexandru Laurian Rus (PNL; since 2004)|
|• Total||76.19 km2 (29.42 sq mi)|
|• Density||22/km2 (58/sq mi)|
Recea-Cristur (Hungarian: Récekeresztúr) is a commune in Cluj County, Romania. In Romanian, "recea" refers to a cold place. The commune is composed of nine villages: Căprioara (Kecskeháta), Ciubanca (Alsócsobánka), Ciubăncuța (Felsőcsobánka), Elciu (Völcs), Escu (Veck), Jurca (Gyurkapataka), Osoi (Aszó), Pustuța (Pusztaújfalu) and Recea-Cristur.
The first documentary mention of the village of Recea-Cristur dates back to the year 1320.
According to the census from 2002 there was a total population of 1,701 people living in this commune. Of this population, 89.24% are ethnic Romanians, 9.93% ethnic Romani and 0.76% are ethnic Hungarians.
- Atlasul localităților județului Cluj (Cluj County Localities Atlas), Suncart Publishing House, Cluj-Napoca, ISBN 973-86430-0-7
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