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).

Chiochiș
Kékes
Wooden church in Apatiu
Wooden church in Apatiu
Location in Bistrița-Năsăud County
Location in Bistrița-Năsăud County
Chiochiș is located in Romania
Chiochiș
Chiochiș
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 46°59′N 24°11′E / 46.983°N 24.183°E / 46.983; 24.183Coordinates: 46°59′N 24°11′E / 46.983°N 24.183°E / 46.983; 24.183
CountryRomania
CountyBistrița-Năsăud
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2024) Vasile-Adrian Silasi (PNL)
Area
91.13 km2 (35.19 sq mi)
Elevation
343 m (1,125 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
3,086
 • Density34/km2 (88/sq mi)
Time zoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Postal code
427045
Area code+40 x59
Vehicle reg.BN
Websitewww.chiochis.ro

GeographyEdit

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.

DemographicsEdit

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.

NativesEdit

Places of interestEdit

The following churches are situated in the commune:

On the western side of the village of Manic there is a string of lakes, set up in 1980; the lakes are rich in Prussian carp.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (XLS). National Institute of Statistics.
  2. ^ "Invitație la drumeție. Lacurile de la Manic, înconjurate de peisaje superbe". timponline.ro (in Romanian). June 20, 2017. Retrieved December 9, 2021.