Tinca is a commune in the central-southern part
of Bihor County, Transylvania, Romania. It is known locally for its
magnesium and calcium-rich mineral water springs. It was first
mentioned as a village in a Papal document in 1338. Rainfall: 750 mm /
29 inches a year. The average elevation is 130 meters. Tinca, without
its villages, has a population of 4,343 (year 2002) of which 62% are
Romanian; 21% are Hungarian; and 17% are Gypsy.