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Satu-Mare(sä`to͞o-mä`rĕ), Hung. Szatmárnémeti or Szatmár, city (1990 pop. 137,723), NW Romania, in Crişana-Maramureş, on the Someşul River, near the Hungarian border. The administrative, commercial, and cultural center of a fertile agricultural region, it has industries that produce mining equipment, textiles, machinery, and various consumer products. It is also an important railway junction, with connections to Hungary and Ukraine. The peace of Szatmár, negotiated there in 1711, ended the rebellion of Francis II Rakoczy. The seat of a Roman Catholic bishop, Satu-Mare has three cathedrals and an old palace. There is a large Hungarian minority.
a district in northwestern Rumania, located in the Central Danubian Depression and partly on the slopes of the Eastern Carpathians and of the Western Rumanian Mountains. Area, 4,400 sq km. Population, 387,900 (1974).
Satu-Mare accounts for approximately 1.2 percent of Rumania’s total industrial output. Developed industries include machine building (35 percent of the value of the district’s industrial output), food processing (16.9 percent), the production of textiles (13.7 percent) and garments (13.2 percent), and woodworking (13.2 percent). There is production of leather goods and footwear and building materials. Most of the industry is located in the city of Satu-Mare. Agriculture specializes in the cultivation of wheat, Indian corn, sugar beets, flax, hemp, potatoes, and vegetables. There is fruit growing and cattle raising.
a city in northwestern Rumania, situated on the Someş River. Capital of Satu-mare District. Population, 88,900 (1974). Satu-Mare is a transportation junction. Mining and transportation equipment and gas stoves are manufactured, as well as textiles, leather, and furniture.