Houses in Borșa
Location in Maramureș County
|• Mayor (2020–2024)||Ion-Sorin Timiș (CMM)|
|Area||424.12 km2 (163.75 sq mi)|
|• Density||65/km2 (170/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)|
Borșa (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈborʃa]; Hungarian: Borsa, German: Borscha, Yiddish: בורשא Borsha) is a town in eastern Maramureș County, Maramureș, 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.
- Israel Polack (1909–1993), textile industrialist
- Frank Timiș (born 1964), rich businessman based in London
|Source: Census data|
- "Results of the 2020 local elections". Central Electoral Bureau. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
- "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (in Romanian). National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
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