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Romanian: Baia Mare

Hungarian: Nagybánya

German: Frauenbach


The first mention of the settlement is from 1142, when King Géza II of Hungary settled it with Transylvanian Saxons. The name of the settlement was Frauenbach in German, Asszonypataka in Hungarian, Rivulus Dominarum in Latin, meaning “River of the Ladies”.


The renown of the city is due to the mines in the region, especially gold mines.


Behind romanians, in Baia Mare lives hungarians, germans, ukrainians, jews, gypsies.