Photo album: Bucharest
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Bucharest is Romania”s capital and, at the same time, the most populous city, industrial and commercial center of the country. https://www.setthings.com/en/category/en/world/romania/bucharest/

The fourth day of protests against the government in Romania
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A draft of an emergency ordinance of the Romanian government (to amend the Criminal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure, decriminalizing the abuse of power) and a bill for pardon of detained persons, sparked the anger of people. Sunday gathered … Read More

Bucharest’s architecture during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
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Radu Voda (Holy Trinity) Monastery was built during the reign of Alexander II Mircea (1568-1577), but was destroyed in 1595 by Sinan Pasha, being rebuilt and fortified in the eighteenth century by Mihnea Radu (1613-1620) and Alexander Cocoon (1623-1627). Both … Read More

Institutions, monuments and sights in Bucharest
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 (The interior of Parliament House, https://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fi%C8%99ier:EPP_Congress_2364_(8096729413).jpg) In Bucharest are located the Parliament (House of Parliament or House of the People), the Government, and the Romanian Presidency. Also there are located numerous cultural institutions, such as the Romanian Academy (founded in … Read More

Economy and infrastructure of Bucharest
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(Financial Center Plaza, https://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fi%C8%99ier:Financial_Plaza_Bucuresti_1.jpg) Bucharest is the largest economic center of Romania. In 2010 the capital has made about 22.7% of the GDP of Romania and, together with Ilfov county, 25.3% according to specialized institutions, and GDP/inhabitant was with 240% … Read More

Ethnic and religious composition of Bucharest
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(Romanian Patriarchal Cathedral, https://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fi%C8%99ier:Flickr_-_fusion-of-horizons_-_Catedrala_Patriarhal%C4%83_(2).jpg) The ethnic composition of Bucharest:      Romanian (85.95%)      Roma (1.27%)      Unknown (11.68%)      Other ethnicities (1.1%) The religious composition of Bucharest:      Orthodox (84.31%)      Roman Catholics (1.17%)      Unknown (11.8%)      Other religion (2.72%) According to the census conducted in 2011, … Read More

Bucharest etymology
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(Unirii Square in Central Bucharest, Romania, https://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fi%C8%99ier:Over_unirii_square_2.jpg) Halfway through the eighteenth century the oriental traveler Evliya Çelebi wrote in his memoirs that the name of the capital city of the Romanian Country comes from that of the son of Gebel … Read More

Bucharest administration
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Bucharest has a special status in Romania, it is the only city that does not belong to a county. However, its population is larger than any county. Hall manages the city and is headed by a Mayor (currently Sorin Oprescu). … Read More

Transport in Bucharest
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Public transport The extensive system of public transport in Bucharest is the largest in Romania. It consists of a 71 km metro system operated by Metrorex and surface-bus transport network (78 lines), and trolleybuses (19 lines), trams (26 lines) and … Read More

History of Bucharest
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The legend says that Bucharest was founded by a shepherd named Bucur. According to another variant most likely, Bucharest was founded by Mircea cel Bătrân at the end of the fourteenth century. On the banks of the Dâmboviţa and Colentina … Read More

Geographic location and topography of Bucharest
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Bucharest is situated in south-eastern Romania, between Ploiesti in north and Giurgiu in south. The city is located on Vlăsiei Plain, which is part of the Romanian Plain. To the east lies Bărăganul, in the western part Gavanu Burdea Plain … Read More

Ethnic and confessional structure of Bucharest city, Romania
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1877 177,646 people living in Bucharest. In terms of religion: Predominantly Christian, of which 132,987 (75%) Orthodox, 16,991 (10%) Roman Catholics, 5,854 (3%) Protestant, 206 Christian Armenians and 796 Lipovan (Orthodox Old Rite). Among other religions, Jews were most numerous … Read More

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