Colibița Lake, Bistrița-Năsăud County
Location of Bistrița-Năsăud County in Romania
|Capital city (Reședință de județ)||Bistrița|
|• Type||County Board|
|• President of the County Council||Liviu Rusu|
|• Prefect2||Nastasia Bob|
|• Total||5,355 km2 (2,068 sq mi)|
|Area rank||26th in Romania|
|• Rank||35th in Romania|
|• Density||52/km2 (130/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Area code(s)||+40 x634|
|GDP||US$ 2.31 billion (2008)|
|GDP/capita||US$ 7,391 (2008)|
1The developing regions of Romania have no administrative role, but were formed in order to manage funds from the European Union|
2 as of 2007, the Prefect is not a politician, but a public functionary. He (or she) is not allowed to be a member of a political party, and is banned from having any political activity in the first six months after resigning (or being excluded) from the public functionaries' corps.
3w, x, y, and z are digits that indicate the city, the street, part of the street, or even the building of the address
4x is a digit indicating the operator: 2 for the former national operator, Romtelecom, and 3 for the other ground telephone networks
5used on both the plates of the vehicles that operate only in the county limits (like utility vehicles, ATVs, etc.), and the ones used outside the county
In Hungarian, it is known as Beszterce-Naszód megye, and in German as Kreis Bistritz-Nassod. During the Hungarian administration, from 1876 to 1918 and from 1940 to 1944, there was a county with similar name (see: Beszterce-Naszód County). Between 1925 and 1940 and between 1945 and 1950, most of its territory belonged to the Năsăud County, with smaller parts belonging to the Mureș, Cluj and Someș counties.
83.1% of inhabitants were Romanian Orthodox, 6.3% Pentecostal, 4.6% Reformed, 2.3% Greek-Catholic, 1.2% Roman Catholic, 0.8% Baptist, 0.7% belonged to "another religion", 0.5% Seventh-day Adventist and 0.5% other or none.
The county has a total area of 5,355 km². One third of this surface represents the mountains from the Eastern Carpathians group: the Țibleș, Rodna, Bârgău and Călimani Mountains. The rest of the surface represents the North-East side of the Transylvanian Plateau.
- Suceava County in the East.
- Cluj County in the West.
- Maramureș County in the North.
- Mureș County in the South.
The Bistrița-Năsăud County Council, elected at the 2016 local government elections, is made up of 31 counselors, with the following party composition:
|Party||Seats||Current County Council|
|Social Democratic Party||19|
|National Liberal Party||9|
|Alliance of Liberals and Democrats||3|
Bistriţa-Năsăud County has 1 municipality, 3 towns and 58 communes.
- Bistrița Bârgăului
- Budacu de Jos
- Căianu Mic
- Galații Bistriței
- Ilva Mare
- Ilva Mică
- Josenii Bârgăului
- Lunca Ilvei
- Măgura Ilvei
- Miceștii de Câmpie
- Petru Rareș
- Poiana Ilvei
- Prundu Bârgăului
- Runcu Salvei
- Sânmihaiu de Câmpie
- Silivașu de Câmpie
- Tiha Bârgăului
Natives of the county include:
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bistrița-Năsăud County.|
- National Institute of Statistics, "Populația la recensămintele din anii 1948, 1956, 1966, 1977, 1992, 2002 și 2011" Archived 22 September 2006 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Mandate de CJ pe judete si competitori" (in Romanian). Biroul Electoral Central. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016.