Bratca (Hungarian: Barátka) is a commune situated in Bihor County, Crișana, Romania. At 5,158 (2011), it is one of the county's largest communes. It is composed of six villages: Beznea (Delureni from 1964 to 1996; Báródbeznye), Bratca, Damiș (Erdődámos), Lorău (Remetelórév), Ponoară (Körösponor) and Valea Crișului (Nagyfeketepatak).

Bratca
Location in Bihor County
Location in Bihor County
Bratca is located in Romania
Bratca
Bratca
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 46°56′N 22°37′E / 46.933°N 22.617°E / 46.933; 22.617Coordinates: 46°56′N 22°37′E / 46.933°N 22.617°E / 46.933; 22.617
Country Romania
CountyBihor
Population
 (2011)[1]
5,158
Time zoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Vehicle reg.BH

HistoryEdit

Bratca had a population of 1,786 in 1941. At that time it was a center of aluminum and titanium mining. (Source=Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer)

LocationEdit

Bratca is located on the main road (European route E60) and railway line from Oradea to Cluj-Napoca and further east to Bucharest. Bratca is situated in the Apuseni Mountains, one of the most important mountain ranges in this part of Romania. Consequently, it is surrounded by impressive scenery and has large ecotourism or agritourism potential.

Tourism and CultureEdit

The Bratca area is known for its traditional clothing.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (in Romanian). National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 4 February 2014.

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