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Mureș County

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Country  Romania
Population  581,628 (2009)
Area  6,714 km2
Capital  Targu Mures
Colleges and Universities  University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Targu Mures
Destinations  Targu Mures, Reghin, Sighisoara, Tarnaveni, Sovata

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Mureș ([ˈmureʃ], Hungarian: Maros megye) is a county (județ) of Romania, in the historical region of Transylvania, with the administrative centre in Târgu Mureș.

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Map of Mureș-County

Name

In Hungarian, it is known as Maros megye ([ˈmɒroʃ ˈmɛɟɛ]), and in German as Kreis Mieresch. Under Hungarian administration, from 1876 to 1918, there was a county with similar name, Maros-Torda County.

Geography

The county has a total area of 6,714 km².

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The northeastern side of the county consists of the Călimani and Gurghiu Mountains and the sub-Carpathian hills, members of the Inner Eastern Carpathians. The rest of the county is part of the Transylvanian Plateau, with deep but wide valleys.

The main river crossing in the county is the Mureș River. The Târnava Mare River and the Târnava Mică River also cross the county.

Neighbours

  • Harghita County in the East.
  • Alba County and Cluj County in the West.
  • Bistrița-Năsăud County and Suceava County in the North.
  • Sibiu County and Brașov County in the South.
  • Demographics

    In 2011, Mureș had a population of 550,846 and the population density was 82/km².

    In terms of religion:

  • Romanian Orthodox - 53.3%
  • Reformed Church - 27%
  • Roman Catholic Church - 9.5%
  • Other Christian denominations - 8.2%
  • Jewish, Muslim, Atheist, Non-religious, other or undeclared - 1.9%
  • Tourism

    Some of the main tourist attractions in the county are:

  • The old city of Târgu Mureș
  • The medieval city of Sighișoara
  • Sovata resort
  • The city of Reghin
  • The medieval fortified church of Saschiz
  • Călimani Mountains - Gurghiu Mountains
  • Economy

    The predominant industries in the county are:

  • Wood industry.
  • Food industry.
  • Textile industry.
  • Glass and ceramics industry.
  • Construction materials.
  • Musical instruments (Reghin).
  • Mureș County and Sibiu County together produce about 50% of the natural gas developed in Romania. Salt is also extracted in the county.

    Politics

    The Mureș County Council, elected at the 2016 local government elections, is made up of 35 counselors, with the following party composition:

    Administrative divisions

    Mureș County has 4 municipalities, 7 towns and 91 communes

  • Municipalities
  • Târgu Mureș - county seat; population: 134,290 (as of 2011)
  • Reghin
  • Sighișoara
  • Târnăveni
  • Towns
  • Iernut
  • Luduș
  • Miercurea Nirajului
  • Sângeorgiu de Pădure
  • Sărmașu
  • Sovata
  • Ungheni
  • References

    Mureș County Wikipedia


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