Maramureș is a county (județ) of Romania, in the Maramureș historical region. The county seat is Baia Mare. In 2011, the county had a population of 461,290 with Romanians (82.38%) majority and minorities of Hungarians (7.53%) and Ukrainians (6.77%). Maramureș County has 2 municipalities, 11 towns and 63 communes.

Maramureș County is situated in the northern part of Romania, and has a border with Ukraine. 43% of the territory is covered by the Rodna Mountains, part of the Eastern Carpathians. The rest of the county are hills, plateaus, and valleys. The county is crossed by Tisa River and its main tributaries: Iza, Vișeu, and Mara rivers.

Maramureș is known for its pastoral and agricultural traditions. Ploughing, planting, harvesting, and hay making and handling are mostly done through manual labour. The county is also home to a strong mining industry of extraction of metals other than iron.

The region is known for its beautiful rural scenery, local small woodwork and craftwork industry as well as for its churches and original rural architecture. There are not many paved roads in rural areas, and most of them are usually accessible.

Maramureș County was part of the Programme area of the Hungary-Slovakia-Romania-Ukraine ENPI CBC Programme 2007-2013. For CBC projects implemented by the lead partners and partners from Maramureș County please check the KEEP database