Borșa

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Borșa
Houses in Borșa
Houses in Borșa
Coat of arms of Borșa
Coat of arms
Location in Maramureș County
Location in Maramureș County
Borșa is located in Romania
Borșa
Borșa
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 47°39′19″N 24°39′47″E / 47.65528°N 24.66306°E / 47.65528; 24.66306Coordinates: 47°39′19″N 24°39′47″E / 47.65528°N 24.66306°E / 47.65528; 24.66306
Country Romania
CountyMaramureș
Government
 • MayorIon-Sorin Timiș[1] (PSD)
Area
424.12 km2 (163.75 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
27,611
 • Density65/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Vehicle reg.MM
Websitewww.primariaborsamm.ro

Borșa (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈborʃa]; Hungarian: Borsa, German: Borscha, Yiddish: בורשאBorsha) is a town in eastern Maramureș County, northern Romania, in the valley of the river Vișeu and near the Prislop Pass. Linking Transylvania to Bukovina, Prislop Pass is surrounded by the Rodna and Maramureș Mountains, both ranges of the Carpathians. The highest peak in the region is Pietrosul Rodnei — 2,303 meters.

The Rodna National Park (which has an area of 463 km²) can be accessed from Borșa. The town is home to a wooden church, built in 1718. It administers one village, Băile Borșa.

In 1891 there were 1,432 Jews living in Borșa.

Natives[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1977 24,406—    
1992 27,450+12.5%
2002 27,247−0.7%
2011 27,611+1.3%
Source: Census data

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Results of the 2016 local elections". Central Electoral Bureau. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (in Romanian). National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 4 February 2014.