|Historical region :||Transylvania|
|Time zone :||EET ( UTC +2)|
|Area :||46.55 km²|
|Residents :||805 (October 20, 2011)|
|Population density :||17 inhabitants per km²|
|Postal code :||547120|
|Telephone code :||(+40) 02 65|
|License plate :||MS|
|Structure and administration (as of 2016)|
|Community type :||local community|
|Structure :||Bichiș, Gâmbuț , Nandra , Ozd|
|Mayor :||Ferencz Attila Mihaly ( UDMR )|
|Postal address :||Str. Principală, no. 42
loc. Bichiș, jud. Mureș, RO-547120
The municipality of Bichiș is located in the north of the Kokel Highlands (Podișul Târnavelor) - part of the Transylvanian Basin - in the southwest of the Mureș County. On the upper reaches of the Ațintiș brook - a left tributary of the Mureș (Mieresch) - and the district road (drum județean) DJ 153F, the Magyar- majority village of Bichiș is located 15 kilometers south of the small town of Luduș (Ludasch) and about 60 kilometers southwest of the District capital Târgu Mureș (Neumarkt am Mieresch) away.
The place Bichiș was first mentioned in a document in 1296 or 1303, according to different sources.
Archaeological finds in the area of the incorporated village of Ozd (Thürendorf) indicate that the municipality was settled in Roman times . In the directory of historical monuments of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (Ministerul Culturii și Patrimoniului Național) in the area called Lotrul Domnișoarei by the locals , finds indicate settlement in the Neolithic period. Archaeological objects are kept in the museum in Târgu Mureș.
At the time of the Kingdom of Hungary , today's municipality belonged to the Marosújvár chair district in the Lower Weissenburg region , then to the historical Târnava-Mică district and from 1950 to the present Mureş district.
The municipal coat of arms has been applied for since 2013; 2019 not yet created.
The population of the municipality of Bichiș developed as follows:
The highest number of inhabitants has been recorded in the area of today's municipality since 1850 and that of the Romanians in 1941. The highest number of Magyars (1,723) was registered in 1920, that of Roma (183) in 1850 and that of Romanian Germans (10) in 1900.
- In the incorporated village of Ozd - mostly inhabited by Magyars - the Pekry-Radák Castle, rebuilt in 1705 or 1709 according to various statements and completed in 1732, the castle, which was consecrated to decay, is a listed building.
- Johann Kemény (1607–1662) was Prince of Transylvania
- István Horváth (1909–1977), born in Ozd, was a Transylvanian-Hungarian poet and writer.
- 2011 census in Romania ( MS Excel ; 1.3 MB)
- Information on the website of the municipality of Bichiș accessed on August 16, 2019 (Romanian).
- Heinz Heltmann, Gustav Servatius (Ed.): Travel Guide Siebenbürgen . Kraft, Würzburg 1993, ISBN 3-8083-2019-2 .
- Institute Of Archeology - Ozd , accessed on 17 August 2019 (Romanian).
- List of historical monuments of the Romanian Ministry of Culture, updated 2015 (PDF; 12.7 MB; Romanian).
- Decision No. 7 of March 21, 2013, accessed on August 16, 2019 (PDF; 1 MB; Romanian).
- Censuses 1850–2002, last updated November 2, 2008 (PDF; 1 MB; Hungarian).
- Ozd - Radák-Pekry. Monuments Uitate, accessed August 17, 2019 (Romanian).
- Pekry-Radák kastély, Magyarózd. Castele în Transilvania, accessed on August 17, 2019 (English, Hungarian, Romanian).
- Information on István Horváth at mek.oszk.hu accessed on August 16, 2019 (Hungarian).