is divided into forty-one counties (judete), as well as the municipality
of Bucharest (Bucuresti), which is its own administrative unit.
Each county is administered by a county council (consiliu judetean),
responsible for local affairs, as well as a prefect, who is appointed
by the central government but cannot be a member of any political
party. In alphabetical order, the counties are:
the county structure, Romania is also divided into eight development
regions, which correspond to NUTS-II divisions in the European Union,
but which have no administrative capacity and are instead used for
co-ordinating regional development projects and statistical purposes.
The country is further subdivided into 2686 communes, which are
rural localities, and 265 towns. Communes and towns have their own
local councils and are headed by a mayor (primar). Larger and more
urbanised towns gain the status of municipality, which gives them
greater administrative power over local affairs.
Mures is a county (judet) of Romania, in the historical
region of Transylvania, with the capital city at Târgu Mures.
In 2002, Mures had a population of 580,851 and the population density
Romanians - 53.26% (or 309,375)
Hungarians - 39.3% (or 228,275);
Romas - 6.95% (or 40,425) (the highest percentage of any Romanian
Germans - 0.35% (or 2,045), and other.
In terms of religion:
Romanian Orthodox - 53.3%
Reformed Church - 27%
Roman Catholic Church - 9.5%
Atheist, Non-religious or did not declare a religion - 0.5% (or
Year County population
This county has a total area of 6,714 km².
The northeastern side of the county consists of
the "Calimani - 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
The main river crossing the county is the
Mures River. The Târnava Mare and the Târnava Mica,
tributaries of the Mures River, also cross the county.
- Harghita County in the East.
- Alba County and Cluj County in the West.
- Bistrita-Nasaud County and Suceava County in
- Sibiu County and Brasov County in the South.
The predominant industries in the county are:
- Wood industry.
- Food industry.
- Textile industry.
- Glass and ceramics industry.
- Construction materials.
- Musical instruments (Reghin).
Mures County and Sibiu County together produce
about 50% of the natural gas developed in Romania. Salt is also
extracted in the county.
The main tourist attractions in the county are:
- The medieval city of Sighisoara.
- The old city of Târgu Mures.
- Sovata Resort.
- Calimani - Gurghiu Mountains.
- The city of Reghin
The county has 5 municipalities, 7 towns and 91 communes.
(Hungarian names in parentheses)
- Târgu Mures (Marosvásárhely)
- Sighisoara (Segesvár)
- Reghin (Szászrégen)
- Târnaveni (Dicsoszentmárton)
- Iernut (Radnót)
- Ludus (Marosludas)
- Sovata (Szováta)
- Miercurea Nirajului (Nyárádszereda)
- Sarmasu (Nagysármás)
- Sângeorgiu de Padure (Erdoszentgyörgy)
- Ungheni (Nyárádto)
- Beica de Jos
- Ceuasu de Câmpie
- Chiheru de Jos
- Gheorghe Doja
- Grebenisu de Câmpie
- Ideciu de Jos
- Lunca Bradului
- Mihesu de Câmpie
- Papiu Ilarian
- Petelea Pogaceaua
- Sâncraiu de Mures
- Sângeorgiu de Mures
- Sânpetru de Câmpie
- Sântana de Mures
- Valea Larga
- Zau de Câmpie