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Maramures

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Maramureş (Hungarian: Máramaros) is a county ("judeţ") in the Maramureş region, in Romania, with the capital city at Baia-Mare (population: 149,735). Its common abbreviation is MM.

Maramureş is known for the persistence of its agricultural traditions, largely unaffected by industrialisation. The region escaped collectivisation under Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, with the result that local people retain a very close relationship with the land. Ploughing, planting, harvesting, hay-making and almost every demand of farming are met by manual labour. The rural areas of the region have few roads, which are often impassable to all but horsecarts or determined walkers.

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Demographics

In 2000, it had a population of 533,162 and the population density was 85/km².

Geography

This county has a total area of 6,304 km².

List of cities in Maramureş county

Places of the Maramureş county

See also

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de:Maramureş eo:Maramureş fr:Maramureş (judet) nl:Maramures (district) pl:Okręg Maramureş ro:Judeţul Maramureş

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