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Dej (Romanian pronunciation: [deʒ]; Hungarian: Dés; German: Desch, Burglos; Yiddish: דעעשDesh) is a city in northwestern Romania, 60 km north of Cluj-Napoca, in Cluj County. It lies where the Someşul Mic River meets the river Someşul Mare River. The city administers four villages: Ocna Dejului (Désakna), Peștera (Pestes), Pintic (Oláhpéntek) and Șomcutu Mic (Kissomkút).[citation needed]

Dej
Municipality
Dej Calvinist Church
Dej Calvinist Church
Coat of arms of Dej
Coat of arms
Dej is located in Romania
Dej
Location on Romania map
Coordinates: 47°05′14″N 23°48′19″E / 47.08722°N 23.80528°E / 47.08722; 23.80528Coordinates: 47°05′14″N 23°48′19″E / 47.08722°N 23.80528°E / 47.08722; 23.80528
Country Romania
County Cluj County
StatusMunicipality
Government
 • MayorCostan Morar (Social Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total109.12 km2 (42.13 sq mi)
Population
(October 20, 2011)[1]
 • Total31,702
 • Density290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Websitehttp://www.primariadej.ro

The city lies at the crossroads of important railroads and highways linking it to Cluj-Napoca, Baia Mare, Satu Mare, Deda, Bistrița, and Vatra Dornei.

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DemographicsEdit

YearPop.±%
1910 11,452—    
1930 15,110+31.9%
1948 14,681−2.8%
1956 19,281+31.3%
1966 26,984+40.0%
1977 32,345+19.9%
1992 41,216+27.4%
2002 38,478−6.6%
2011 31,702−17.6%
Source: Census data

According to the 2011 Romanian census, there were 31,702 people living within the city.

Of this population, 86.6% are ethnic Romanians, while 12% are ethnic Hungarians, 1.1% Roma and 0.3% others.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Comunicat de presă privind rezultatele provizorii ale Recensământului Populaţiei şi Locuinţelor – 2011" (PDF). Cluj County Regional Statistics Directorate. 2012-02-02. Retrieved 2012-02-14.[permanent dead link]

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