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Vișeu de Sus

Vișeu de Sus

Town

One of many streets in the center of Vișeu de Sus

Vișeu de Sus

Location of Vișeu de Sus

Coordinates: 47°42′33″N 24°25′26″E / 47.70917°N 24.42389°E / 47.70917; 24.42389Coordinates: 47°42′33″N 24°25′26″E / 47.70917°N 24.42389°E / 47.70917; 24.42389

Country
 Romania

County
Maramureș County

Status
Town

Government

 • Mayor
Vasile Coman (Social Democratic Party)

Area

 • Total
443.06 km2 (171.07 sq mi)

Population (2011)

 • Total
15,037

Time zone
EET (UTC+2)

 • Summer (DST)
EEST (UTC+3)

Climate
Dfb

Website
http://viseudesus.ro/

Vișeu de Sus (Romanian pronunciation: [viˌʃe.u de ˈsus]; German: Oberwischau; Hungarian: Felsővisó) is a town in Maramureș County, northern Romania, located at the confluence of the Vişeu and the Vaser. It has an area of 443 km² and administers one village, Vișeu de Mijloc (Középvisó). The first documentary attestation is in 1365.

Contents

1 Forestry railway
2 Demographics
3 Sister cities
4 Image gallery
5 External links

Forestry railway[edit]
Vișeu de Sus is the terminus of a forestry railway system that extends deep into the Vaser river valley approaching the Ukrainian border. Timber is cut on the hillsides at the head of the valley and brought down by rail for cutting in the sawmill at Vișeu. The waste wood is burned in the locomotive boilers. The nearest national railway (CFR standard gauge) passenger station is at Vișeu de Jos, 4 km away, on the line 409 from Salva to Sighetu Marmației. The passenger branch to Borșa (via Vișeu de Sus itself), although closed to passengers in 2009, remains mostly intact (as of 2014) for freight.
The railway serves also for public transport between Vișeu de Sus and Paltin (terminus station for public). Trains go every day during spring and summer (from 20th June to 18th September), the departure is at 9 AM. The stations on the way from Vișeu de Sus are: Novat, Novat Delta, Glimboaca, Cozia and Paltin.
Trains may be delayed or cancelled without prior warning due to bad weather or Mountain Rescue advice.
Demographics[edit]

Historical population

Year
Pop.
±%

1956
13,956
—    

1966
16,601
+19.0%

1977
20,205
+21.7%

1992
19,167
−5.1%

2002
18,444
−3.8%

2011
15,037
−18.5%

Source: Census data

Its population is 14,448. The town is in a hilly area