|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|
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.
- 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).
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
- 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
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Mureș County.|
- "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