Located in the north-west of Romania, Satu Mare County (4,405 sq. Km) is one of the main gates of Romania, with borders with Hungary and Ukraine. With a temperate continental climate, Satu Mare County was inhabited by more than 100,000 years BC, people living on the high terraces of the Oas Valley (Remetea-Oaş, Boineşti, Călineşti-Oaş etc.). In this region, the Dacians created a developed civilization within about 1000 years, especially in Medieş-Aurit. Situated at the intersection of major commercial roads with countless natural resources, Satu-Mare County (documentary attested in 1181) had a tumultuous history with memorable events. Strongholds whose ruins are in Satu Mare, Ardud, Medieşu Aurit, Tamaseni, Carei, etc., Romanic churches (Acâş, 13th century), Gothic churches (Ardud, Enu-Sâncrai, Beltiug).
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