Sighetu Marmaţiei

City / Town name & location: Sighetu Marmaţiei, Maramureş (MM) county, Romania.

Short presentation:
  • The town of Sighetu Marmaţiei is documentarily attested in the year 1326, and as a city in the year 1352. The name ”Sighet” comes from the root "Zeget", which belongs to the Thraco-Dacian substrate of the Romanian language and means "fortified settlement". For centuries, the people of Maramureş have been gravitating from all the valleys towards Sighet, the settlement knowing a development over time as a regional capital.
  • The Capital of historical Maramureș for over six centuries, the town of Sighet has traces of human life dating from the Upper Palaeolithic (10000 BC), the Neolithic, the Bronze and Iron Age. The settlement on the Solovan Hill from the Bronze Age proves that the town's territory has been continuously inhabited by human communities from ancient times until today.
  • Situated  at the confluence of Tisa, Iza and Ronișoara rivers, the town of Sighetu Marmaţiei polarized economically and administratively the Maramureş region. Throughout history, alongside Romanians, Hungarian, German, but also Ukrainian and Jewish guests settled in the town and in the area.
  • During the second half of the 19th century, the town benefits from the progress of the modern economy, and rapidly develops, until the beginning of the First World War.
  • Today Sighetu Marmaţiei is the cultural center of the historic Maramureş region, while preserving the charm of past times and the ambition of a bold future.
Sighetu MarmaţieiSighetu Marmaţiei, Maramureş county, Romania
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CENTRUL NAŢIONAL DE INFORMARE ŞI PROMOVARE TURISTICĂ SIGHETU MARMAŢIEI
Sigla CNIPT Sighetu Marmatiei
  • Piaţa Libertăţii nr.26, Sighetu Marmației
  • tel: 0371-347.133, fax: 0371-607.394
  • Program: daily, 0900 - 1700
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  • E-Mail: info@turismsighet.ro
  • WEB: www.turismsighet.ro