Borșa

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Borșa
Town
Houses in Borșa
Houses in Borșa
Coat of arms of Borșa
Coat of arms
Borșa is located in Romania
Borșa
Borșa
Location of Borșa
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
County Maramureș County
Status Town
Government
 • Mayor Ion Sorin Timiș (Social Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total 424.12 km2 (163.75 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 27,611
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Climate Dfb
Website http://www.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 Vișeu River 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
Year Pop. ±%
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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