|Coordinates: 46°35′N 24°37′E / 46.59°N 24.61°ECoordinates: 46°35′N 24°37′E / 46.59°N 24.61°E|
|• Total||6,714 km2 (2,592 sq mi)|
|Population (2011 census)|
|• Density||82/km2 (210/sq mi)|
|Telephone code||(+40) 265 or (+40) 365|
|ISO 3166 code||RO-MS|
Mureș (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈmureʃ], Hungarian: Maros megye) is a county (județ) of Romania, in the historical region of Transylvania, with the administrative centre in Târgu Mureș.
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.
The county has a total area of 6,714 km².
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.
- 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.
In 2011, Mureș had a population of 550,846 and the population density was 82/km².
|Ethnic structure (2002)|
|Ethnic structure (2011)|
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%
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
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.
The Mureș County Council, elected at the 2016 local government elections, is made up of 35 counselors, with the following party composition:
|Democratic Alliance of Hungarians||15|
|National Liberal Party||10|
|Social Democratic Party||10|
Mureș County has 4 municipalities, 7 towns and 91 communes
- Târgu Mureș - county seat; population: 134,290 (as of 2011)
- Beica de Jos
- Ceuașu de Câmpie
- Chiheru de Jos
- Gheorghe Doja
- Grebenișu de Câmpie
- Ideciu de Jos
- Lunca Bradului
- Miheșu de Câmpie
- Papiu Ilarian
- Sâncraiu de Mureș
- Sângeorgiu de Mureș
- Sânpetru de Câmpie
- Sântana de Mureș
- Valea Largă
- Zau de Câmpie
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- 1 2 "Population at 20 October 2011" (in Romanian). INSSE. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
- ↑ The number used depends on the numbering system employed by the phone companies on the market.
- ↑ National Institute of Statistics, "Populaţia după etnie" ("Population by ethnicity")
- ↑ "Mandate de CJ pe judete si competitori" (in Romanian). Biroul Electoral Central. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
- (Hungarian) Euro Maros
- (Hungarian) Mediatica News
- (Romanian) Mureş Info
- (Romanian)(Hungarian) Mureş online