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Romanian: Baia Mare

Hungarian: Nagybánya

German: Frauenbach


Baia Mare, main city of Maramures county, is located in the North-West of Romania, about 400 km from Bucharest (capital) and about 60 km from the Hungarian border. It has an area of about 250 km2, and has over 150,000 inhabitants.


Geographical position is N47.65734°, E23.57331°.


To North and East, Baia Mare is relatively close surrounded by mountains (over 1300 m high), and to South there are also mountains, little bit lower and at greater distance.


The city is crossed by the Sasar river with seven bridges over it.