Chiochiș (Hungarian: Kékes) is a commune in Bistrița-Năsăud County, Transylvania, Romania. It is composed of ten villages: Apatiu (Dellőapáti), Bozieș (Magyarborzás), Buza Cătun (Buzaifogadók), Chețiu (Ketel), Chiochiș, Jimbor (Szászzsombor; German: Sommer), Manic (Mányik), Sânnicoară (Aranyosszentmiklós), Strugureni (Mezőveresegyháza; Rothkirch), and Țentea (Cente).
|• Mayor (2020–2024)||Vasile-Adrian Silasi (PNL)|
|Area||91.13 km2 (35.19 sq mi)|
|Elevation||343 m (1,125 ft)|
|• Density||34/km2 (88/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)|
|Area code||+40 x59|
The commune lies on the Transylvanian Plateau, on the banks of the river Apatiu and its tributary, the river Beudiu. It is located in the southwestern part of the county, on the border with Cluj County, at a distance of 27 km (17 mi) from the town of Beclean and 42 km (26 mi) from the county seat, Bistrița; the city of Gherla is 31 km (19 mi) to the west, in Cluj County.
At the 2011 census, 73.2% of the population were Romanians, 24.1% Hungarians and 2.5% Roma. At the 2002 census, 68.7% were Romanian Orthodox, 22.1% Reformed, 4% Pentecostal, 2% Baptist, and 1.8% Greek-Catholic.
Places of interestEdit
The following churches are situated in the commune:
- Bozieș wooden church
- Bozieș Reformed church
- Buza Cătun wooden church
- Manic wooden church
- Strugureni wooden church
- Strugureni Reformed church
- "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (XLS). National Institute of Statistics.
- "Invitație la drumeție. Lacurile de la Manic, înconjurate de peisaje superbe". timponline.ro (in Romanian). June 20, 2017. Retrieved December 9, 2021.