"Satu Mare - My Hometown" Satu Mare by edvin_br

Satu Mare Travel Guide: 33 reviews and 85 photos

Home Sweet Home

Satu Mare is the city where i was born at a freeze day in the middle of January, 1987. This is not special city for most of the tourists but it is one of the most interesting places on world for me... :))
AS everyone knows, its not an easy task to build a page about your hometown.... maybe its even the hardest... the will to describe your hometown in the most suitable words is very common and its makes it even harder. So in this page I will try to present my hometown Satu Mare, with not much unneeded information but to show the really sppecial facts and sights about it.


Some Backround

Satu Mare is located at the northwest of Romania. Its 600 km away from the capital, Bucharest, 10 km away from the Hungarian border and 30 km away from the Ukraine (it makes it an importent crossroads in Transilvania). It can be easily reached niether by car, road or even a plane (Satu Mare has an internetional airport, but the destinations number is still low).
The popultion of Satu mare is around 115,000 inhabits, with a Romanian majority, Large Hungarian minority and some smaller ethnic groups.

Some History

Satu Mare was first mentioned in the 10th century as a fortress called" Zotmar".
later, in the 16th cntury the fortress was destroyed by the Ottomans and then by the Habsburgs, later it was reconstructed by the Austrians, and in 1721 it became a "royal free city".
Satu Mare was prosperous during the 2 world wars under the Romanian regime and iin 1930 it already had 33 banks.
During the WWII the area was under Hungarian fascist rule. Anti-Semitic and anti-Romanian activities were seen daily in Satu Mare. The town was liberated by the Romanian army in 1944, not before more than 18,000 jews of Satu Mare and its region were deported to extermination camps. The war left Satu Mare with a big rip, both socially and economic. The population in 1950 dropped to the numbers of 1930.
It took decades until Satu Mare started to become properous again and after the investments of the communist regime it devaloped quickly. After the collapse of the communisem Satu Mare entered a time of stagnation but in the new Millenium the situation is getting better rapidly in all the way of life (including the tourism) and with some more investment. Satu Mare will become a must see to every traveler!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The best taxies in Romania....
  • Cons:Located at the end of Romania...
  • In a nutshell:Very suprising and friendly place
  • Last visit to Satu Mare: Aug 2004
  • Intro Updated Feb 7, 2005
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  • planxty's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2009 at 2:51 PM

    Hello Edvin, a very interesting page on Satu Mare. I doubt if I will be able to visit it when I return to Romania but I will certainly consider it. Nice work, fergy.

  • lotharlerch's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2008 at 2:10 PM

    A nice and comprehensive page. I was already twice rather close to Satu Mare but still I did not visit it. Maybe next time.

  • DSwede's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2007 at 5:12 PM

    Thanks for you visit & kind words on my Ploiesti page! RO is a wonderful place. I missed visiting your birthplace, maybe next time!

  • Jeca011's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2005 at 6:39 AM

    What a lovely and charming town.

  • Levente_D's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2004 at 11:04 PM

    Great Szatmár page ...


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