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Viseu de Sus

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Vișeu de Sus is a town in Maramureş County, northern Romania, located at the confluence of the Vişeu and the Vaser. It has an area of 443 km² and administers one village, Vişeu de Mijloc . The first documentary attestation is in 1365.Forestry railwayVișeu de Sus is the terminus of a forestry railway system that extends deep into the Vaser river valley approaching the Ukrainian border. Timber is cut on the hillsides at the head of the valley and brought down by rail for cutting in the sawmill at Vișeu. The waste wood is burned in the locomotive boilers. The nearest national railway (CFR standard gauge) passenger station is at Vișeu de Jos, 4 km away. The passenger branch to Borșa (via Vișeu de Sus itself), although closed to passengers in 2009, remains mostly intact (as of 2014) for freight.DemographicsIts population is 14,448. The town is in a hilly area, and most of the people live in the valleys: Ţipţerai and Valea Poieniţei Valea Vinului (1000 inhabitants) Valea Vaserului (800 inhabitants) Valea Peştilor (500 inhabitants) Valea Scradei (700 inhabitants) Vişeu de Mijloc (1900 inhabitants) Valea Botoaia, Arşiţa (500 inhabitants) Rădeasa (900 inhabitants)Sister cities Fürstenfeld, Austria Zug, Switzerland Verkhovyna, Ukraine Staunton, Virginia, United States
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