(krĭshä`nä-märämo͞o`rĭsh), historic province, NW Romania, between Transylvania and Hungary. It covers approximately the present-day regions of Crişana (4,725 sq mi/12,238 sq km) and of Maramureş (4,053 sq mi/10,497 sq km). AradArad
, city (1990 pop. 203,198), W Romania, in the Banat, on the Mureşul River, near the Hungarian border. It is an important railroad junction and a leading regional commercial and industrial center.
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, OradeaOradea
or Oradea-Mare
, Hung. Nagyvárad, Ger. Grosswardein, city (1990 pop. 228,956), W Romania, in Crişana-Maramureş, near the Hungarian border. It is the marketing and shipping center for a livestock and agricultural region.
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, and Satu-MareSatu-Mare
, Hung. Szatmárnémeti or Szatmár, city (1990 pop. 137,723), NW Romania, in Crişana-Maramureş, on the Someşul River, near the Hungarian border.
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 are the chief cities. The region occupies the easternmost part of the Hungarian plain and the western foothills of the Transylvanian Alps. It is largely agricultural. Crişana-Maramureş was part of Hungary until 1919 and retains a sizable Hungarian minority.
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if you consider the historical regions as areas of analyze we notice that the number of Romanians increased in Oltenia (7%), Banat (2.7%), Crisana-Maramures (1%), Transilvania (0,7%), Dobrogea (0,1%) and decreased in Muntenia (5.9%) and Moldova (0.5%).
At the last census, 98.9% of the Magyars were concentrated in Transylvania, Crisana-Maramures and Banat.
Crisana-Maramures and Banat are the historic regions where the frequency of this ethnic group is higher, but still under 2% of the entire population.