Located in Mures County in Romania, Targu Mures is a large city whose name translates to ‘market on the Mures’, due to the city’s location on the Mures river. The city is also known as ‘the City of Roses’ because of the many gardens in the city featuring these beautiful flowers. The city has a long history dating back to 1332 and there are many fantastic sights to see. Expats living in Targu Mures will be able to visit attractions such as the Fortress Church, which is the oldest church in the city, the old City Hall, which is now the location of Mures County Council, the city fortress and the Cultural Palace. As well as the many cultural sights in the city, expatriates living in Targu Mures will be able to enjoy the annual Peninsula / Félsziget Festival which is the largest music festival in Romania, as well as ample opportunities to sample local cuisine and enjoy shopping and leisure opportunities in the city.
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The cost of living in Targu Mures is comparable to other cities in Romania, which is lower than in many other European countries. It is possible to travel to other parts of Romania easily by rail or road, whilst Budapest is also easily accessed by road. Expats moving to Targu Mures will find that the climate features warm summers and cold winters as well as regular snowfall throughout the winter months. For any expatriate moving to Targu Mures with a family, there are a number of schools in the city as well as language schools. InterNations is aimed at expatriates and has plenty of great features, giving expats the chance to interact and network with others as well as share information about relocating to new cities such as Targu Mures.
Targu Mures has a diverse economy, with a number of large and private businesses located in the city. Expats working in Targu Mures may find opportunities working in areas such as chemical and food production, whilst wood, dairy and textiles are amongst some of the city's largest export products. Expatriates in Targu Mures may also find opportunities in areas such as finance, healthcare and education whilst there is furthermore a growing retail industry in the city. For more information about working in Targu Mures or Romania in general, expats should join InterNations and make use of its forums and content section, including the Expat Magazine, in order to find out key information about areas such as work, education and housing in order to get useful and realistic advice which can help expats settle into their new city.