The county of Arad is located in western Romania and comprises territories from Crisana and Banat. The county stretches on both sides of Mures and Crisul Alb. Bordering the Bihor county to the north and northeast, Alba county to the east, Hunedoara county to the southeast, Timis county to the south and Hungary to the west. The area on which it stretches is 7754 sq. Km. From the administrative point of view, there are 10 cities (of which 1 municipality), 68 communes and 270 villages (2004). Sprawled by the Mures River, its territory is about 3/4 in the Crisana region, the rest being in the Banat region. The county seat is in Arad.
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