Satu Mare


Satu Mare County is a county (județ) of Romania on the border with Hungary and Ukraine. The capital city is Satu Mare. Besides Romanians (58.8% of the population), Satu Mare features a significant ethnic minority of Hungarians (35.2%).

This county has a total area of 4,418 square kilometres with the Oaș Mountains situated in the north, part of the Eastern Carpathians. This makes up around 17% of the area. The remainder is hills, forming 20% of the area, and plains. The western county takes up the Eastern part of the Pannonian Plain. The county is crossed by the Someș River and also Tur River and Crasna River.

Satu Mare County borders with Maramureș County in the East, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County of Hungary in the West, Zakarpattia Oblast of Ukraine in the North and Bihor County and Sălaj County in the South. It is a member of the Carpathian euroregion.

Satu Mare County benefits from its position, close to the border of Romania with Hungary and Ukraine, and it is one of the places which attracts foreign investment in industry and agriculture. The predominant industries in the county are textiles industry, machine and automotive components food industry, wood and furniture industry.

Satu Mare 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 Satu Mare County please check the KEEP database