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Maros-Torda County

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Maros-Torda was an administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary. Its territory is now in central Romania (eastern Transylvania) and has been administratively succeeded by county Mureș which consist of about half the territory of the previous Maros-Torda administrative county. Its county seat was Marosvásárhely (present-day Târgu Mureș).

Maros-Torda County
Comitatus Maramarosiensis-Tordensis  (Latin)
Maros-Torda vármegye  (Hungarian)
Komitat Mieresch-Thorenburg  (German)
Comitatul Mureş-Turda  (Romanian)
County of the Kingdom of Hungary

Coat of arms of Maros-Torda

Coat of arms
Location of Maros-Torda
Capital Marosvásárhely
46°33′N 24°34′E / 46.550°N 24.567°E / 46.550; 24.567Coordinates: 46°33′N 24°34′E / 46.550°N 24.567°E / 46.550; 24.567
 •  Established 1876
 •  Treaty of Trianon 4 June 1920
 •  1910 4,203 km2 (1,623 sq mi)
 •  1910 219,589 
Density 52.2 /km2  (135.3 /sq mi)
Today part of Romania
Târgu Mureș is the current name of the capital.
Contemporary map about the county



Maros-Torda county shared borders with the Hungarian counties Kolozs, Beszterce-Naszód, Csík, Udvarhely, Kis-Küküllő and Torda-Aranyos. The river Maros flows through the county. Its area was 4188 km² around 1910.


Maros-Torda county was formed in 1876 on the territory of the Székely settlement Marosszék and part of Torda region. In 1920, after the Treaty of Trianon, the county became part of Romania except after the Second Vienna Award, between 1940 until the end of World War II, when much of the county's territory was awarded to Hungary. Today, its territory lies in the present (larger) Romanian county Mureș.


In 1900, the county had a population of 197,618 people and was composed of the following linguistic communities:[1]


According to the census of 1900, the county was composed of the following religious communities:[2]


Ethnic map of the county with data of the 1910 census (see the key in the description)

In 1910, county had a population of 219,589 people and was composed of the following linguistic communities:[3]


According to the census of 1910, the county was composed of the following religious communities:[4]



Around 1910, the subdivisions of Maros-Torda county were:

Districts (járás)
District Seat
Marosi alsó Marosvásárhely, RO Târgu Mureş
Marosi felső Marosvásárhely, RO Târgu Mureş
Nyáradszereda Nyáradszereda, RO Miercurea Nirajului
Régeni alsó Szászrégen, RO Reghin
Régeni felső Magyarrégen, RO Reghin-Sat
Urban counties (törvényhatósági jogú város)
Marosvásárhely, RO Târgu Mureş
Urban districts (rendezett tanácsú város)
Szászrégen, RO Reghin

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Retrieved 2012-12-06.
  2. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Retrieved 2012-12-07.
  3. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Retrieved 2012-06-20.
  4. ^ "KlimoTheca :: Könyvtár". Retrieved 2012-06-20.