Lechința

Lechința (German: Lechnitz; Hungarian: Szászlekence) is a commune in Bistrița-Năsăud County, Transylvania, Romania. It is composed of seven villages: Bungard, Chiraleș, Lechința, Sângeorzu Nou, Sâniacob, Țigău and Vermeș.

Lechința
Location in Bistrița-Năsăud County
Location in Bistrița-Năsăud County
Lechința is located in Romania
Lechința
Lechința
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 47°01′10″N 24°20′01″E / 47.0194°N 24.3336°E / 47.0194; 24.3336Coordinates: 47°01′10″N 24°20′01″E / 47.0194°N 24.3336°E / 47.0194; 24.3336
Country Romania
CountyBistrița-Năsăud
Area
133.26 km2 (51.45 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
5,678
 • Density43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Vehicle reg.BN

At the 2011 census, 72% of inhabitants were Romanians, 19.2% Roma, 8.4% Hungarians and 0.2% Germans.

In Romanian In German In Hungarian
Bungard Baumgarten bei Bistritz Szászbongárd
Chiraleș Kyrieleis Kerlés
Lechința Lechnitz Szászlekence
Sângeorzu Nou Sankt Georgen Szászszentgyörgy
Sâniacob Jakobsdorf bei Bistritz Szászszentjakab
Țigău Zagendorf Cegőtelke
Vermeș Wermesch Vermes

Notable residentsEdit

  • George Mantello (1901–1992), Jewish businessman who saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust while working as a diplomat for El Salvador

ReferencesEdit

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