György Bernády was mayor of Târgu Mureș in 1902-1912 and 1926-1929. He may be refered to by the locals as the town builder for obvious reasons.
He is associated with his remarcable efforts of modernising the town in the 20th century. For example the downtown area took shape its current day form, among other things like introducing a sewage system, street lights, improvements in infrastructure, and major advancements in the educational, cultural and social aspects of town took place all under his mandates.
His statue was unveiled in 1994, and it is the work of Vince Bocskay.
Marosvásárhely / Târgu Mureş lies at the junction of three geographical regions (Mezőség / Câmpia Transilvaniei, Maros Valley and Nyárádmente) at about 220 meters above sea level. The city extends onto both banks of the Maros / Mures river, however, the downtown area and the greater part of the districts are located on the left bank. The Somos-high is the city's highest point (465m above sea level, GPS co-ordinates: width N 46° 33,1840'; lenght E 24° 35,9050' ) The city's climate is moderately continental.The city is surrounded by the following townships: Marosszentgyörgy (Sîngeorgiu), Jedd (Livezeni), Marosszentanna, Marosszentkirály, Koronka (Corunca) and Maroskeresztúr.Distances between Târgu Mureş / Marosvásárhely and some of the major cities in Romania: * Bucharest: by rail 448 km, by road 346 km * Brasov / Brassó / Kronstadt: by rail 282 km, by road 171 km * Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvár 127 km by rail, by road 105 km * Sibiu / Nagyszeben / Hermannstadt by rail 189 km, by road 124 km