Oradea (RO)

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Oradea (German: Grosswardein, Hungarian: Nagyvárad) is the capital city (196,367 inhabitants in 2011) of Bihor County and Crișana region. Until 1918, GROSSWARDEIN - NAGY VARAD was part of the Austrian monarchy, Hungary province, in the Kingdom of Hungary (Transleithania) after the compromise of 1867.

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Kingdom of Hungary period (1867-1918)[edit]

Registered NAGY VÁRAD on the 1867 KK issue.
Circle NAGY VÁRAD on the 1867 KK issue
Bridge NAGY VÁRAD in 1916

Austrian Empire period (until 1867)[edit]

The post-office opened before 1850.