Târgu Mures (Hungarian: Marosvásárhely, also known as Vásárhely; German: Neumarkt am Mieresch) is a city in Mures county, Transylvania, Romania.
An alternative Romanian spelling of its name is Tîrgu Mures.
According to the results of the last census of 2002, the municipality of Târgu Mures has 150,041 inhabitants.
Romanians - 75,533 (50.34%)
Hungarians - 70,110 (46.73%)
Roma - 3,660 (2.43%)
Germans - 304 (0.20%)
other ethnic groups - 434.
The city was first documented in 1332 in the papal registry under the name Novum Forum Siculorum.
After World War I, the city of Târgu Mures, became part of Romania, like the rest of Transylvania.
From having been a majoritary Hungarian inhabited city (89.3% Hungarians in 1910), the city sees Romanian settling during the latter half of the 20th century.
From 1940 as a consequence of the Second Vienna Award, Targu Mures was returned to Hungary.
At the end of the war in 1944 Targu Mures and the rest of Transylvania was again awarded to Romania.
After World War II, the communist administration of Romania conducted a policy of massive industrialization that completely re-shaped the community.
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The first time my daughter, Sarolta and I visited Targu Mures was in 1978.
I remember back on those days, we travelled in my brother's car and was getting dark and we stopped to ask one of the locals, why only every fourth street light was working.
The nice friendly man told us, Romania is a very poor country and that's why some of the lights were turned off.
I found his explanation very hard to understand as in my view Romania should be one of the richest country in Europe, having 'oodools' of oil and many other resources.
Hui Chin and I visited Targu Mures during 2000.
We enjoyed our stay in Targu Mures, but unfortunately I do not have all my photos of this place left, although we had four cameras between us and we have taken many, many photos wherever we went, two of my most favoured cameras: a JVC video camera I favoured because of the quality of photos it produced, ease of use and its excellent compression rate, and my Panasonic camera for its miniature size. Both had large, 512 MB SD Cards and many thousands of photos on them were stolen from my bag, later into our trip, by some 'lowlife', with my wallet and money.
You'll see this message a few times, because my JVC and Panasonic cameras' cards had many-many pictures stored.
You can click on these photos for an enlargement.
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