Bánffyhunyad) is a town in Cluj County, Romania.
located in the Apuseni Mountains and surrounded by the villages of
Nearşova, Domoşu de Criş, Horlacea, etc. Recently, it is becoming an
important ecotourism hub for the mountains. For more information
please visit: www.huedin.go.ro Under the same administration, besides
the main town of Huedin, is also thevillage of Bicălatu
(Magyarbikal in Hungarian).
As of 2002 (census data) the town has a population of 9,439 people of
which 58.45% are ethnic Romanians, 32.49% are ethnic Hungarians and
8.97% are Roma.
The town of Huedin was
founded in the Middle Ages. From 1330 up until 1848, the landlord of
the town was the Bánffy family (that's where the hungarian name
Bánffyhunyad comes from). The town was part of the Kingdom of Hungary
and in 1526 Huedin become part of the Principality of Transylvania and
later the Grand Duchy of Transylvania, until 1867.
The town has a
strong Hungarian heritage from historical times. As of 1910, the
population was 5194, of which 90.5% spoke Hungarian and the following
relogions were representative 57.5% Calvinist, 20.7% Jewish and 10%
Roman Catholic. From 1919 to 1940, the town was part of Romania. From
1940-44 it was again part of Hungary due to the Second Vienna Award.
The town is home to a beautiful Gothic Reformed Church dating from the
The town is
accessible by CFR trains from Cluj-Napoca and also from other cities
such as Oradea, Timişoara, Satu Mare, Braşov, Predeal, Ploieşti and
Bucharest, as well as Budapest. It is also on the main road between
Budapest, Oradea and Cluj-Napoca. In Huedin exist a real estate agency
- called Expert House which can help you find a home or a week-end
place to stay. Visit: www.experthouse.lx.ro , RO: In Huedin exista o
agentie imobiliara nou infiintata care va poate oferii servicii de
intermediere pentru terenuri, case sau apartamente. vizitati :
External links Huedin
Official web page of Huedin
Expert House Web Page
Cities in RomaniaCluj County