| 7,544 km2 |
| Oradea, Beius, Salonta, Marghita, Alesd|
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Bihor County Wikipedia
Bihor ([biˈhor]) is a county (județ) of Romania, in Crișana, with capital city at Oradea.
In 2002, Bihor had a population of 600,246 and the population density was 79.56/km². 48.6% of its population lives in urban areas, lower than the Romanian average.Romanians - 67.38%
Hungarians - 25.96%
Romani - 5.01%
Slovaks - 1.22%
Germans - 0.19%
In October 31, 2011, Bihor had a population of 575,398 and the population density was 72/km2 (186/sq mi).<Romanians – 66.96%
Hungarians – 25.27%
Romani – 6.33%
Slovaks – 1.1%
Germans – 0.13%
99.4% of the county's population are Christian and of these:Romanian Orthodox – 59.7%
Reformed – 18.1%;
Catholic – 11.5% (Roman Catholic – 9.2%; Greek Catholic – 2.3%)
Pentecostal – 5.7%;
Baptists – 3.7%;
Adventist – 0.3%;
This county has a total area of 7,544 km2 (2,913 sq mi). In the East side of the County there are the Apuseni Mountains with heights up to 1,800 m (5,906 ft). The heights decrease westwards, passing through the hills an ending in the Romanian Western Plain – the eastern side of the Pannonian plain.
The county is mainly the Criș hydrographic basine with the rivers Crișul Repede, Crișul Negru and Barcău the main rivers.Sălaj County, Cluj County and Alba County in the East.
Hungary in the West – Hajdú-Bihar County.
Satu Mare County in the North.
Arad County in the South.
Bihor is one of the wealthiest counties in Romania, with a GDP per capita well above the national average. Recently, the economy has been driven by a number of construction projects. Bihor has the lowest unemployment rate in Romania and among the lowest in Europe, with only 2.4% unemployment, compared to Romania's average of 5.1%.
The predominant industries in the county are:Textile industry.
Food and beverages industry.
Mechanical components industry.
In the west side of the county there are mines for extracting coal and bauxite. Crude oil is also extracted.
The main tourist attractions in the county are:The city of Oradea.
The Apuseni Mountains:
The Stâna de Vale Resort and the Iada valley.
The Caves around Padiș and on the Sighiștel River Valley.
The Bear's Cave.
Băile Felix Resort.
The Bihor County Council, elected at the 2016 local government elections, is made up of 35 counselors, with the following party composition:
Bihor County has 4 municipalities, 6 towns and 91 communes.Municipalities
Oradea – capital city; 206,614 (as of 2002)
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