Panorama of the Szekler Martyrs' Monument (Székely Vértanúk Emlékműve) in Târgu Mureș.
The obelisk by Zsigmond Aradi, unveiled on the 10th of August, 1873, is meant to commemorate the local victims who took part in an effort to bring independence from the Habsburg Empire, a movement which is considered to be a continuation of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848.
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