Jibou is a town in Sălaj CountyCrișanaRomania. In 2011 it had a population of 10,407. Jibou includes the town proper and other four villages: Rona (HungarianSzilágyróna), Cuceu (Kucsó), Husia (Hosszúújfalu) and Var (Szamosőrmező).

Jibou is 25 km northeast of the county seat Zalău; the two are linked by national road DN1H and county road DJ108A, as well as by railroad. Its major attractions are the old Wesselényi Castle, Vasile Fati Botanical Garden and the thermal baths.



  • Old Orthodox Church (1931)
  • St. George Orthodox Church – built between 1998 and 2001,[13] it is nicknamed the “high-tech church” for its modern amenities (electronic censer, underfloor heating, altar with remote control).[14]
  • Reformed Church – burned by Tatars in 1658 and by Lobonts in 1705, it is rebuilt in 1749.[15]
  • Assumption of the Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church (1886)
  • Wesselényi Castle, in the courtyard of which is arranged the Botanical Garden.
  • Béldy Castle – built in 1903 by Béldy family for its boy, the castle houses a neuropsychiatric hospital.[16]
  • Former casino (late 19th century)
  • Old train station (1890), subsequently converted into bus terminal
  • Town Hall (late 19th century)
  • Town Hospital, formerly Court (late 19th century)


Registers of the Calvin (Reformed) confessional school are run starting in 1746, but the institution is much older. State education dates from 1895. According to monographist Petri Mór, here functioned, by the late 19th century, the first kindergarten in Transylvania, with Júlia Teleki as educator.

Jibou has three kindergartens, two high schools and a secondary school:

  • Ion Agârbiceanu Theoretical High School (established on 1 September 1957);
  • Octavian Goga Technological High School (until 23 October 2001, general school; until 12 January 2012, school group);
  • Lucian Blaga Secondary School (since 1971).


Jibou Town, Square. December 1, 1918, no. 16, jud.Sălaj.
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