Ghiroda Commune




Ghiroda (Giroda, Kiroda in German, Győröd in Hungarian) is a commune in the Timiș county, Banat, Romania, consisting of the Ghiroda (seat) and Giarmata-Vii villages.

Ghiroda is located in the centre of the Timiș County, a short distance north-east from the Timișoara municipality, with which it borders. In practice, Ghiroda is attached to Timișoara. It is delimited by the Bega Canal to the south. To the west, it connects to Timișoara with two streets that continue in the urban fabric of the city. To the north, Ghiroda has access to the DN6 national road, which is a short distance away and on which the distance to Timișoara is about 5 km. The Timișoara – Lugoj railway, with a stop at Ghiroda, is parallel to the national road. To the east it neighbours Remetea Mare (about 6 km). The territory of the commune has seen strong urban development in recent years, due in particular to the expansion of Timișoara and to the construction of new residential areas and factories on the outskirts of the city.

According to the 2011 census, the population of the Ghiroda commune amounts to 6,200 inhabitants, having increased from the previous census in 2002, when there were 4,907 inhabitants. Most of the inhabitants are Romanians (89.76%), with a minority of Hungarians (4.11%). For 3.84% of the population, the ethnicity is unknown. From the confessional point of view, most of the inhabitants are Orthodox (78.76%), but there are also minorities of Pentecostals (7.32%), Roman Catholics (5.69%) and Baptists (1.6%). For 4.39% of the population, the confessional membership is unknown.