Bihor County

Bihor County

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* 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%. In 2003, 25.1% of the population lived below the national poverty line, a figure which is improving and is set to reach 20% in 2005.

The predominant industries in the county are:
* Textile industry.
* Food and beverages industry.
* Mechanical components industry.
* Metallurgy.

In the west side of the county there are mines for extracting coal and bauxite. Also crude oil is being 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 Padiş and on the Sighiştel River Valley.
** The Bear's Cave.
* Băile Felix Resort.

Administrative divisions

The county has 4 municipalities, 6 towns and 90 communes.


* Oradea
* Beiuş
* Marghita
* Salonta


* Aleşd
* Nucet
* Săcueni
* Ştei
* Valea lui Mihai
* Vaşcău




* [ FC Bihor Oradea - Bihor county's representative football club] ro icon

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