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Maramures County amazes you from steam trains to national parks

Welcome to
Maramures County

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Location:

Maramures County is situated in Maramures region from Romania, in the north part of the country and its neighbors are the following counties: Satu Mare in west, Salaj, Cluj and Bistrita-Nasaud in south, Suceava in east and Ukraine in north.

Area/Surface:

6.304 km²

Population:

460.000 people

Capital (Residence):

Baia Mare City 113.000 people

Religion:

Orthodox

Cars:

MM

Calling code:

+4 0262 or 0362

Municipalities:

Baia Mare, Sighetu Marmaţiei

Cities:

Baia Sprie, Borşa, Cavnic, Dragomireşti, Săliştea de Sus, Seini, Şomcuta Mare, Tăuţii Măgherăuş, Târgu Lăpuş, Ulmeni, Vişeu de Sus

Main roads:

E58(DN1c) Ucraina-Sini-Tăuţii Măgherăuş-Baia Mare-Şomcuta Mare-Dej-Bistriţa

DN19 Sighetu Marmaţiei-Negreşti Oaş-Satu Mare

DN18 Sighetu Marmaţiei-Vişeu de Sus-Borşa

DN17c Moisei-Năsăud

Maramures Map


Maramures County

 

Relief, climate, rivers and lakes from Maramures County:

Maramures County has a mountainous and depression relief with numerous groups of mountains occupying the entire surface (Maramuresului, Rodnei, Tiblesului, Lapusului, Ignisului and Gutaiului Mountains). The lowest areas and the most important depressions are Baia Mare, Baia Sprie and Sighetu Marmatiei Depressions. The relief of Maramures County has a landscape of a rare beauty and the highest peak is Pietrosu peak of 2.303 m height. Maramures County‘s climate is temperate-continental, cooler than normal due to the influences coming from Siberia. Summers are hot, although sometimes are cooler and winters are long and harsh with frequently temperatures under 0° C. The rainfall of over 1.200 mm per year is among the richest in the country due to the high elevation. The main rivers are Tisa and Lapus with their basins and tributaries and the largest lakes are Firiza, Sasar, Nistru, Ocna Sugatag and Bucureanu Lakes (glacial lake).

Flora and fauna, tourist attractions and objectives from Maramures County:

Maramures County‘s flora and fauna are very rich in species due to the high altitude. Many of the forests of spruce, fir, pine or those of beech, oak, ash or elm are virgins, hosting a wide variety of fauna. Many of these areas from Maramures have been declared National Parks and Reservations. (Find more journeys on worldlifetimejourneys.com) Some of the best known species of fauna include chamoises, brown bears, golden eagles, grouses, Carpathian stags, lynxes, foxes, wild boars, wolves and many others. The most important tourist attractions and objectives from Maramures County are the wooden churches unique in the world,  a few hundred years old, some of which are included in the UNESCO World Heritage site, Baia Mare City with its important museums and parks of which the best known is the Mineralogical Museum with a great European importance, Maramures Village Museum  from Sighetu Marmatiei, the ceramics and handicraft centers  from Sacel and Breb, the Happy Cemetery from Sapanta, Barsana and Moisei Monasteries, one the lasts running steam trains in the world from Viseu de Sus, the numerous ski slopes from Cavnic, Borsa, Mogosa and others, the famous house gates and the local ethnographic costumes, the resorts from Borsa, Ocna Sugatag or Costiui, Rodnei Mountains National Park, Maramuresului Mountains National Park and many others. Visit Maramures County!


The last Steam Train in Europe, ”Mocănita” from Viseu de Sus (Upper Viseu) crossing Vaser Valley, Maramures CountyThe last Steam Train in Europe, ”Mocănita” from Viseu de Sus
(Upper Viseu) crossing Vaser Valley, Maramures County


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Maramures County amazes you from steam trains to national parks
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Maramures County amazes you from steam trains to national parks
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Maramures County has unique folk and ethnography, traditional activities, beautiful museums and villages and impressive national parks and reservations
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