Baia Mare

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Baia Mare

(bī`ä mä`rĕ), Hung. Nagybánya, city (1990 pop. 152,403), NW Romania, in Crişana-Maramureş. It is a mountain resort and the industrial center of a mining region. The city has chemical and metallurgical works. Baia Mare, founded by Saxons in the 12th cent., was long held by Hungary. In the city are a college of mines, remains of 16th-century fortifications, and an old wooden church. There is a large Hungarian minority in Baia Mare.
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Among the Transylvanian specimens were 37 from unspecified mines, 18 from Vorospatak, 11 from Facebay, 8 from Boiza, and various others from Abrudbanya, Korosbanya, Offenbanya, Felsobanya, Nagybanya, Toplitz, Kapnik, Fuzesch, Ohlapian, Stanischa, Trestyan and Beida.
Rear Admiral Miklos Horthy de Nagybanya, the navy'slast chief, was a Hungarian who not only survived his navy's complete demise but ruled as Regent of Hungary for almost a quarter of a century between 1920 and 1944.