History[ edit ] The name appears to be derived from the name "Margit" MargaretSaint Margaret the marghita bihor of a local church. The first time it was used in a document was in In the 14th century, it became a feudal holding of the Hungarian landlord.
In king Louis I of Hungary gave to Marghita the right of organizing a fair and it developed in the next centuries as a market town.
There were several peasant revolts against the feudal system affecting Marghita in and At the beginning of the 14th century, it became, together with the whole of Bihor county and Hungary, an Ottoman province.
Ina great fire destroyed half of the buildings of Marghita. After the revolution, the local peasants were no longer serfs and manufacturing and marghita bihor began to develop. Inafter German occupation about 2, Jews of Marghita were sent to antier de intalnireconcentration and labor camps as part of the Holocaustand about from them survived.
After with the Soviets imposing a Communist government in Romania, factories and land were nationalized. Over the course of the next few years, Marghita took part in the Romanian industrialization process.
Politics[ edit ] The Marghita Municipal Council, elected in the local government elections, is made up of 17 councillors, with the following party composition:.