Orientation & Geography

Europe, Romania, Maramureș

Borşa (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈborʃa]; Hungarian: Borsa, German: Borscha, Yiddish: בורשא Borsha) is a town in eastern Maramureş County, northern Romania, in the valley of the Vişeu River and near the Prislop Pass. Linking Transylvania to Bukovina, Prislop Pass is surrounded by the Rodna and Maramureş Mountains, both ranges of the Carpathians. The highest peak in the region is Pietrosul Rodnei — 2,303 meters. The Rodna National Park (which has an area of 463 km²) can be accessed from Borşa. The town is home to a wooden church, built in 1718. In 1891 there were 1,432 Jews living in Borşa.