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Crisana

Huniazilor Castle
Huniazilor Castle

Crișana is a geographical and historical region in north-western Romania, named after the Criș (Körös) River and its three tributaries: the Crișul Alb, Crișul Negru, and Crișul Repede. In Romania, the term is sometimes extended to included areas beyond the border, in Hungary; in this interpretation, the region is bounded to the east by the Apuseni Mountains, to the south by the Mureș River, to the north by the Someș River, and to the west by the Tisza River, the Romanian-Hungarian border cutting it in two. However, in Hungary, the area between the Tisza River and the Romanian border is usually known as Tiszántúl.

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Cenad Palace - Image by Avion Tourism

Arad

Arad is the capital city of Arad County, historically situated in the region of Crisana, and having extended into the neighbouring Banat region in the 20th century. Arad is the third largest city in Western Romania, behind Timișoara and Oradea, and the 12th largest in Romania, with a population of 159,704.

Oradea

Located about 10 km (6.2 mi) from Borș, one of the most important crossing points on Romania’s border with Hungary, Oradea ranks tenth in size among Romanian cities. Oradea enjoys a high standard of living relative to other Romanian cities and ranks among the most livable cities in the country.