Colibi?a Lake, Bistri?a-N?s?ud County
Location of Bistri?a-N?s?ud County in Romania
|Capital city (Re?edin de jude?)||Bistri?a|
|o Type||County Board|
|o President of the County Council||Emil Radu Moldovan|
|o Prefect2||Nastasia Bob|
|o Total||5,355 km2 (2,068 sq mi)|
|Area rank||26th in Romania|
|o Rank||35th in Romania|
|o Density||52/km2 (130/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
|Area code(s)||+40 x634|
|GDP||US$1.868 billion (2015)|
|GDP per capita||US$6,723 (2015)|
|1The developing regions of Romania have no administrative role, but were formed in order to manage funds from the European Union|
2 as of 2007, the Prefect is not a politician, but a public functionary. He (or she) is not allowed to be a member of a political party, and is banned from having any political activity in the first six months after resigning (or being excluded) from the public functionaries' corps.
3w, x, y, and z are digits that indicate the city, the street, part of the street, or even the building of the address
4x is a digit indicating the operator: 2 for the former national operator, Romtelecom, and 3 for the other ground telephone networks
5used on both the plates of the vehicles that operate only in the county limits (like utility vehicles, ATVs, etc.), and the ones used outside the county
In Hungarian, it is known as Beszterce-Naszód megye, and in German as Kreis Bistritz-Nassod. The name is identical with the county created in 1876, Beszterce-Naszód County (Romanian: Comitatul Bistri?a-N?s?ud) in the Kingdom of Hungary (the county was recreated in 1940 after the Second Vienna Award, as it became part of Hungary again). Except these, as part of Romania, until 1925 the former administrative organizations were kept when a new county system was introduced. Between 1925-1940 and 1945-1950, most of its territory belonged to the N?s?ud County, with smaller parts belonging to the Mure?, Cluj, and Some? counties.
On 31 October 2011, it had a population of 277,861 and the population density was 51/km2 (130/sq mi).
83.1% of inhabitants were Romanian Orthodox, 6.3% Pentecostal, 4.6% Reformed, 2.3% Greek-Catholic, 1.2% Roman Catholic, 0.8% Baptist, 0.7% belonged to "another religion", 0.5% Seventh-day Adventist and 0.5% other or none.
The county has a total area of 5,355 km2 (2,068 sq mi). One third of this surface represents the mountains from the Eastern Carpathians group: the ?ible?, Rodna, Bârg?u and C?limani Mountains. The rest of the surface represents the North-East side of the Transylvanian Plateau.
|Party||Seats||Current County Council|
|Social Democratic Party (PSD)||14|
|National Liberal Party (PNL)||12|
|People's Movement Party (PMP)||4|
Bistri?a-N?s?ud County has 1 municipality, 3 towns and 58 communes.
Natives of the county include: