Lodges in Maramures
Maramures (in Romanian; Hungarian: Mįramaros; Latin: Marmatia; Ukrainian: / Marmaroshchyna, Maramuresh; Yiddish: (maramurush) is a geographical, historical and ethno-cultural region in northern Transylvania, along the upper Tisa River consisting in the Maramures Basin and surrounding mountains, part of the north-eastern Carpathians.
The main mountain passes linking Maramures with the neighboring regions are high and in the past were hardly accessible in the winter. The mountains surrounding this region occupy more than a half of area, and reach 2000 m by several peaks like Pietrosul 2303m in Rodnei Mountains to the south and Hovīrla 2061 in Muntele Negru (Cernahora) to the north.
The territory in its southern section is now part of Maramures County in northern Romania; its northern section is part of Zakarpattia Oblast of western Ukraine. Alternatively, the name Maramures is used for the Maramures County of Romania, which contains the southern section of the former historical region and also small parts of the interbellic Satu Mare County and Salaj County
The heavy forested mountains sustain many protected species of plants like yew (Taxus baccata), larch (Larix decidua), Swiss pine (Pinus cembra), edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum) and animals: Lynx (Lynx lynx), chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra), alpine marmot (Marmota marmota), , golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus). Here survived the last Romanian wisent, hunted in 1852. Lostrita, a local variety of salmon still live in the mountain rivers.
Maramures is a valley totally enclosed by mountains, Oas, Gutāi, Tibles and Rodnei to the west and south, Maramures Mountains and Carpatii Padurosi to the east and north, with a thin opening at Khust, with several dozen small mountain rivers and creeks flowing into the river Tisza (Tisa). It is forested and not easily accessible.
  On this ground protected areas have been created here, Rodnei Mountains National Park in 1930, Maramures Mountains Natural Park in 2004.
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