Lechința

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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
Lutheran church in Lechința village
Lutheran church in Lechința village
Coat of arms of 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
CountryRomania
CountyBistrița-Năsăud
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2024) Romeo-Daniel Florian (PSD)
Area
133.26 km2 (51.45 sq mi)
Elevation
306 m (1,004 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
5,678
 • Density43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Postal code
427105
Area code+40 x263
Vehicle reg.BN
Websitewww.primarialechinta.ro
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

GeographyEdit

The commune is situated on the Transylvanian Plateau, in the Nösnerland, a historic region of northeastern Transylvania. It lies on the banks of the Lechința River.

Lechința is located in the southern part of Bistrița-Năsăud County, 24 km (15 mi) from the county seat, Bistrița and 29 km (18 mi) from Beclean. It is crossed by county roads DJ151 and DJ172E.

HistoryEdit

The Battle of Kerlés occurred in Chiraleș village in 1068; an army of Pechenegs and Ouzes commanded by Osul was defeated by the troops of King Solomon of Hungary and his cousins, Dukes Géza and Ladislaus.

DemographyEdit

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

Notable residentsEdit

  • Ionuț Hlinca (born 1988), Romanian footballer
  • George Mantello (1901–1992), Jewish businessman who saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust while working as a diplomat for El Salvador

EconomyEdit

The Lechința Solar Park is located in Lechința village.

The Lechința wine region is one the northernmost such regions on the Transylvanian Plateau; it comprises wineries located in Lechința, Teaca, Bistrița, and Batoș.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (XLS). National Institute of Statistics.
  2. ^ "[Enjoy Transylvania!] Lechința, tărâmul viilor săsești readuse la viață". www.transilvaniabusiness.ro (in Romanian). August 6, 2020. Retrieved July 29, 2022.