|județ Bihor||Bihor County|
Tinca is situated at an elevation of 130 m in the south of Bihor County in Northern Romania, about 40 km south of the county's capital, Oradea. The municipality has a population of about 4,600 (2011). Tinca is a balneoclimatic resort with bicarbonate, magnesium, sodium and low carbonate waters.
According to some sources, Tenky was first mentioned in a document of 1338, but it can certainly be indentified in a letter of the bishop of Várad (today Oradea) from 1355. From the beginning, the village was in possession of the bishopric. During the Turkish upheavels of the 16th century, the village was mostly destroyed, leaving only thirteen inhabitants in 1598. An industry council was established in 1875 and a railway station was inaugurated in 1899. After World War I, following the Treaty of Trianon (Versailles) (1920), Tinca as part of Transilvania passed from Hungary to Romania. In 1940, the Second Vienna Amendment (Diktat) assigned the northern Transilvanian territories to Hungary while Tinca as part of southern Transilvania remained with Romania. Until 1950 Tinca was the seat of a district.
The spa [left] uses the mineral waters for drinking cures and, after heating,
for medicinal baths.