JIBOU [Zsibó,Siben, Rona (Szilágyróna), Jiboul, Jibau,Cuceu (Kucsó), Husia (Hosszúújfalu), Var (Szamosőrmező). Print
Coat of arms of JibouJibou (Romanian: Hungarian: Zsibó; German: Siben) is a town in Sălaj County, Transylvania, Romania. In 2011 it had a population of 10,407. Jibou includes the town proper and other four villages: Rona (Hungarian: Szilágyróna), Cuceu (Kucsó), Husia (Hosszúújfalu) and Var (Szamosőrmező). Jibou is 25 km NE of the county seat Zalău via the national road DN1H and county road DJ108A,. Its major attractions are the old Wesselényi Castle, Vasile Fati Botanical Garden and the thermal baths. Dej-Jibou-Zalău railway began in 1890,making Jibou an important railway center. To the end of 19th century, many Jewish families lived there, mainly in trade with a number of stores.Wikipedia. Jewish population: 142 (in 1877), 640 (in 1930)
  • JewishGen Romania SIG
  • JewishGen Hungary SIG
  • Pinkas HaKehilot, Romania, Vol. 2 (1980), p. 141: "Jibou"
  • Encyclopedia of Jewish Life (2001), p. 575: "Jibou".

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