Maros-Torda County

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Maros-Torda County
Maros-Torda vármegye
Comitatul Mureş-Turda
Komitat Maros-Torda
County of the Kingdom of Hungary
1876–1920

Coat of arms of Maros-Torda

Coat of arms

Location of Maros-Torda
Capital Marosvásárhely
46°33′N 24°34′E / 46.550°N 24.567°E / 46.550; 24.567Coordinates: 46°33′N 24°34′E / 46.550°N 24.567°E / 46.550; 24.567
History
 -  Established 1876
 -  Treaty of Trianon 4 June 1920
Area
 -  1910 4,203 km2 (1,623 sq mi)
Population
 -  1910 219,589 
Density 52.2 /km2  (135.3 /sq mi)
Today part of Romania
Târgu Mureș is the current name of the capital.
Contemporary map about the county

Maros-Torda was an administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary. Its territory is now in central Romania (eastern Transylvania). Its county seat was Marosvásárhely (Romanian: Târgu Mureș).

Geography[edit]

Maros-Torda county shared borders with the Hungarian counties Kolozs, Beszterce-Naszód, Csík, Udvarhely, Kis-Küküllő and Torda-Aranyos. The river Mureș/Maros flows through the county. Its area was 4188 km² around 1910.

History[edit]

Maros-Torda county was formed in 1876 on the territory of the Székely settlement Marosszék and part of Torda region. In 1920 after the Treaty of Trianon, the county became part of Romania except after the Second Vienna Award, between 1940–1944 during World War II. Its territory lies in the present (larger) Romanian county Mureș.

Demographics[edit]

In 1900, the county had a population of 197,618 people and was composed of the following linguistic communities:[1]

Total:

According to the census of 1900, the county was composed of the following religious communities:[2]

Total:

In 1910, county had a population of 219,589 people and was composed of the following linguistic communities:[3]

Total:

According to the census of 1910, the county was composed of the following religious communities:[4]

Total:

Subdivisions[edit]

Around 1910, the subdivisions of Maros-Torda county were:

Districts (járás)
District Seat
Maros alsó Marosvásárhely, RO Târgu Mureş
Maros felső Marosvásárhely, RO Târgu Mureş
Nyáradszereda Nyáradszereda, RO Miercurea Nirajului
Régen alsó Szászrégen, RO Reghin
Régen felső Magyarrégen, RO Reghin-Sat
Urban counties (törvényhatósági jogú város)
Marosvásárhely, RO Târgu Mureş
Urban districts (rendezett tanácsú város)
Szászrégen, RO Reghin

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  2. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  3. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  4. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Kt.lib.pte.hu. Retrieved 2012-06-20.