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Halmeu is located in Romania
Country  Romania
County Satu Mare County
Population (2002)[1] 7,314
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Halmeu (Hungarian: Halmi, Hungarian pronunciation: ; Yiddish: האַַלמין) is a commune of 4,845 inhabitants situated in Satu Mare County, Romania. It is composed of five villages:

In Romanian In Hungarian
Băbeşti Kisbábony
Dobolţ Dabolc
Halmeu Halmi
Halmeu-Vii Halmihegy
Mesteacăn Nyírestanya

Until World War II, the village was home to a Jewish community, which numbered 479 souls in 1877.[2] The commune included two other villages until 2005, when they were split off to form Porumbeşti Commune.


In 1910, 97.6% reported Hungarian as their primary language. The religious make-up was 1196 Calvinists (34.6%), 1061 Jewish (30.7%) and 613 Roman Catholic (17.7%).

Ethnic groups (2011 census):[3]

According to mother tongue, 57.80% of the population speak Hungarian as first language, while 36.50% speak Romanian.


  1. ^ Romanian census data, 2002; retrieved on March 1, 2010
  2. ^ JewishGen locality page for Halmeu
  3. ^
  • Memorial book to the Communities of Halmin-Turt (in Hebrew)

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