Bistrița-Năsăud County

Bistrița-Năsăud County
Județul Bistrița-Năsăud

Colibița Lake, Bistrița-Năsăud County

Coat of arms

Location of Bistrița-Năsăud County in Romania
Country  Romania
Development region1 Nord-Vest
Historic region Transylvania
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
Population (2011)
  Total 277,861
  Rank 35th in Romania
  Density 52/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 42wxyz3
Area code(s) +40 x634
Car Plates BN5
GDP US$ 2.31 billion (2008)
GDP/capita US$ 7,391 (2008)
Website County Council
County Prefecture
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

Bistrița-Năsăud (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈbistrit͡sa nəsəˈud]) is a county (județ) of Romania, in Transylvania, with the capital city at Bistrița.


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.


In October 31, 2011, it had a population of 277,861 and the population density was 51/km².[1]

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.

Year County population[2]
1948 233,650
1956 255,789
1966 269,954
1977 286,628
1992 327,238
2002 311,657
2011 277,861


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.

The main river crossing the county is the Someșul Mare River River. On the Bistrița River there is a big dam and a lake.



The Bistrița-Năsăud County Council, elected at the 2016 local government elections, is made up of 31 counselors, with the following party composition:[3]

    Party Seats Current County Council
  Social Democratic Party 19                                      
  National Liberal Party 9                                      
  Alliance of Liberals and Democrats 3                                      

Administrative divisions

Entrance from the west, in Năsăud

Bistriţa-Năsăud County has 1 municipality, 3 towns and 58 communes.


Natives of the county include:


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Coordinates: 47°08′20″N 24°30′01″E / 47.1389°N 24.5003°E / 47.1389; 24.5003

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