|— County —|
|• 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|
Mureş (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈmureʃ]; Hungarian: Maros, Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈmɒroʃ]) is a county (judeţ) of Romania, in the historical region of Transylvania, with the administrative centre in Târgu Mureş.
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 Mureş 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.
- Bistriţa-Năsăud County and Suceava County in the North.
- Sibiu County and Braşov County in the South.
|Ethnic structure (2002)|
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 medieval city of Sighişoara.
- The old city of Târgu Mureş.
- Sovata Resort.
- Călimani Mountains - Gurghiu Mountains.
- The city of Reghin
- Peninsula / Félsziget Festival - Romania's biggest music festival
The predominant industries in the county are:
- Wood industry.
- Food industry.
- Textile industry.
- Glass and ceramics industry.
- Construction materials.
- Musical instruments (Reghin).
The Mureș County Council has 34 members. After the 2008 local elections, the structure of Mureş County Council by political parties is the following:
|Political Party||Number of Seats|
|Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania (RMDSZ)||13|
|National Liberal Party (PNL)||8|
|Liberal Democratic Party (PD-L)||7|
|Social Democratic Party (PSD)||6|
Mureş County has 4 municipalities, 7 towns and 91 communes
- ^ "Population at 20 October 2011" (in Romanian). INSSE. 5 July 2013. http://www.recensamantromania.ro/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/sR_TAB_3.xlsx. 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"
- (Hungarian) EuroMaros
- (Hungarian) Mediatica News
- (Romanian) Mureş Info
- (Romanian)(Hungarian) Mureş online