Negrești-Oaș

Negrești-Oaș (Romanian pronunciation: [neˌɡreʃtʲ ˈo̯aʃ]; Hungarian: Avasfelsőfalu, Hungarian pronunciation:[ˈɒvɒʃfɛlʃøːfɒlu]) is a town in northwestern Romania, in the county of Satu Mare. Two villages, Luna (Lunaforrás) and Tur (Túrvékonya), are administered by the town. The name Negrești comes from Romanian word "negru", meaning "black". The town is the capital of the Oaș Country ethnographic region.[3]

Negrești-Oaș
Lechința Wooden Church, Oaș Country Museum
Lechința Wooden Church, Oaș Country Museum
Coat of arms of Negrești-Oaș
Location in Satu Mare County
Location in Satu Mare County
Negrești-Oaș is located in Romania
Negrești-Oaș
Negrești-Oaș
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 47°52′10″N 23°25′27″E / 47.86944°N 23.42417°E / 47.86944; 23.42417Coordinates: 47°52′10″N 23°25′27″E / 47.86944°N 23.42417°E / 47.86944; 23.42417
CountryRomania
CountySatu Mare
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2024) Aurelia Fedorca[1] (PSD)
Area
130 km2 (50 sq mi)
Elevation
223 m (732 ft)
Population
 (2011)[2]
11,867
 • Density91/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Postal code
445200
Area code(+40) 02 61
Vehicle reg.SM
Websitewww.negresti-oas.ro

GeographyEdit

The town is located in the northeastern part of the county, on the border with Maramureș County, near the Ukrainian border. It lies at a distance of 50 km (31 mi) east of the county seat, Satu Mare, and about the same distance north of Baia Mare.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1966 9,311—    
1977 12,387+33.0%
1992 16,648+34.4%
2002 16,356−1.8%
2011 11,867−27.4%
Source: Census data

According to the 2011 census, there were 11,867 people living within the town.

Of the population for whom data were available, 95% were ethnic Romanians, while 2.9% were ethnic Hungarians and 1.9% Roma. 72.4% were Romanian Orthodox, 12.6% Jehovah's Witnesses, 4.5% Pentecostal, 3.7% Roman Catholic, 3.4% Greek-Catholic and 1.6% Reformed.[4]

NativesEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Results of the 2020 local elections". Central Electoral Bureau. Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (XLS). National Institute of Statistics.
  3. ^ Negrești-Oaș, capital of Oaș Country, at the Satu Mare County Council site
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2012-06-10.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)