For the fish, see tench.
For other uses, see Tinca (disambiguation).

The new Orthodox church in Tinca village
Country  Romania
County Bihor County
Population (2002)[1] 7,446
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Tinca (Hungarian: Tenke) is a commune in the south-central part of Bihor County, Transylvania, Romania. It is composed of five villages: Belfir (Bélfenyér), Gurbediu (Tenkegörbed), Girişu Negru (Feketegyörös), Râpa (Körösmart) and Tinca.

Historic attestation

It was first mentioned as a village in a Papal document in 1338.


It is known locally for its magnesium and calcium-rich mineral water springs.

Geography and climate

The average elevation is 130 meters.

Rainfall is about 750 mm / 29 inches a year.

Ethnic structure

Tinca village had a population of 4,343 in 2002, of which:


  1. Romanian census data, 2002; retrieved on March 1, 2010

Coordinates: 46°46′00″N 21°57′00″E / 46.7667°N 21.95°E / 46.7667; 21.95

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