Oradea metropolitan area

Oradea metropolitan area
Oradea metropolitan area
—  Metropolitan area  —
Oradea skyline at night
Country  Romania
County Actual Bihor county CoA.png Bihor
Central Municipality Oradea
Other localities Biharia, Borş, Cetariu, Nojorid, Oşorhei, Paleu, Sânmartin, Sântandrei
Functional 2005
 – Total 240,800
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 – Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 41wxyz1
Area code(s) +40 x592
Website http://www.zmo.ro/
1w, x, y, and z are digits that indicate the street, part of the street, or even the building of the address
2x is a digit indicating the operator: 2 for the former national operator, Romtelecom, and 3 for the other ground telephone networks

Oradea metropolitan area (Romanian: Zona Metropolitană Oradea or short ZMO) is a metropolitan area located in Western Romania, in the County of Bihor, Crişana, Transylvania, Romania and was founded on 9 May 2005.[1]

According to Eurostat, in 2007 Oradea had a Larger Urban Zone of 218,518 residents on an area of 125 km2.[2]



The metropolitan area comprises the city of Oradea and 8 adjacent communes:

Population and ethnic structure

In 2006 the population of the metropolitan area was 240,800.
The population structure[3] comprises:


Oradea Metropolitan Area is a member of the METREX EU network.[4]


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