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Encyclopedia > Brasov
Braşov
Image:Sigla bv.jpg
Seal of Brasov
Map of Romania showing Braşov
Population
 - Total (2002)

283,901
Mayor George Scripcaru
Time zone Eastern Europe: GMT+2

Braşov (Hungarian: Brassó, German: Kronstadt) is a city in Romania, residence of Braşov county. The population of Braşov is 283,901, according to the 2002 census. Sigla Brasov File links The following pages link to this file: Brasov ... This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Time zones are areas of the Earth that have adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Eastern European Time (EET) is the time zone 2 hours ahead of UTC. Time zones of Europe, Blue WET or GMT or UTC , Red CET/MET, Green EET, Khaki MSK During summertime, DST (Daylight Saving Time) is in effect in some countries such as Finland and all other member states... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... Romania with Braşov county highlighted Braşov (Hungarian: Brassó) is a Romanian county (Judeţ) in the Transylvania region, with the capital city at Braşov (population: 315,843). ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The city was named Oraşul Stalin, after Joseph Stalin, from 1951 to 1961. Iosif (usually anglicized as Joseph) Vissarionovich Stalin (Russian: Иосиф Виссарионович Сталин), original name Ioseb Jughashvili (Georgian: იოსებ ჯუღაშვილი; see Other names section) (December 21, 1879[1] – March 5, 1953) was a Bolshevik revolutionary and leader of the Soviet Union. ... 1951 was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... 1961 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Braşov is located in the central part of the country, at about 166 Km from Bucharest and surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains. It is part of the Transylvania region. Bucharest (population 2. ... Satellite image of the Carpathians The Carpathian Mountains (Hungarian: Kárpátok; Romanian: Carpaţi; Ukrainian: Карпати, Karpaty; Polish, Czech, and Slovak: Karpaty) are the eastern wing of the great Central Mountain System of Europe, curving 1500 km (~900 miles) along the borders of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Romania, and the Ukraine. ... Transylvania (Romanian: Transilvania or Ardeal, Hungarian: Erdély, German: Siebenbürgen, Serbian: Transilvanija, Turkish: Erdel, Slovak: Sedmohradsko or Transylvánia, Polish: Siedmiogród) is a historic region that forms the western and central parts of Romania. ...


Near Braşov at Bod there is a large longwave broadcasting facility.


Also the city is the host of The Golden Stag (Cerbul de Aur) international music festival.

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Its central location makes it ideal to settle in for a non-specific vacation in Romania. Braşov is situated at fairly equal distances from most attractions in Romania: the Black Sea resorts, the gorgeous monasteries in northern Moldova, the incredibly well-preserved Maramures region with its centuries old wooden churches in the north-west. It is also considered the mountain capital of Romania. Braşov is in the middle of it all and on top of that it is considered the most tourist-friendly city in Romania. Satellite view of the Black Sea, taken by NASA MODIS Cities of the Black Sea The Black Sea (known as the Euxine Sea in antiquity) is an inland sea between southeastern Europe and Asia Minor. ... Administrative map of Romania with Maramureş county highlighted The title given to this article lacks diacritics because of certain technical limitations. ...


When to visit


May-September - best weather, temperate summer, temperatures around 75F/23C. December-February - for winter related activities.

Braşov Council Square (Piaţa Sfatului)
Braşov Main Square
Council of Braşov
The Black Church

Piata Sfatului, Brasov File links The following pages link to this file: Brasov ... Piata Sfatului, Brasov File links The following pages link to this file: Brasov ... Own picture of the main square in Brasov, Romania, taken in May 2004. ... Own picture of the main square in Brasov, Romania, taken in May 2004. ... Consiliul popular File links The following pages link to this file: Brasov ... Consiliul popular File links The following pages link to this file: Brasov ... Biserica Neagra File links The following pages link to this file: Brasov ... Biserica Neagra File links The following pages link to this file: Brasov ...

Attractions

  • The nearby Bran Castle, said to have belonged to Dracula (although no proof of this exists).
  • Biserica Neagră (Black Church) - old medieval church initially built in 1383, reconstructed in 1477
  • Biserica St. Nicolae - 14th century church
  • Poiana Braşov Ski Resort mainly, but also a resort for promenades
  • Tâmpa, resort for promenades, near the old city center, with a beautiful vue to the city

Muzeul Prima Carte Romaneasca , a museum where can be founded the first printed book in the roumanian language Bran Castle near Brasov in Transylvania is a national monument and landmark of Romanian tourism. ... Bela Lugosi as Dracula United States stamp Dracula is a fictional character, arguably the most famous vampire in fiction. ... Events End of the reign of Emperor Chokei of Japan Emperor Go-Kameyama ascends to the throne of Japan Births Pope Eugenius IV Deaths March 1 - Amadeus VI of Savoy, Count of Savoy (b. ... Events January 5 - Battle of Nancy - Charles the Bold of Burgundy is again defeated, and this time is killed. ... Poiana Brasov is the ski resort preferred by western Europeans because it has a relatively lower cost compared to ski resorts in Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and other EU states. ...


Sport Teams

  • FC Brasov football team (http://www.fcbrasov.ro)

External link

  • Primaria Brasov (http://www.brasovcity.ro)
  • Prefectura Brasov (http://www.prefecturabrasov.ro/)
  • Find out more about Braşov at The Real Transylvania (http://www.therealtransylvania.com/journeys.html#8)
  • Official site of Braşov in English (http://www.brasov.ro)
  • Muresenilor Memorial House (http://www.muzeulmuresenilor.ro)
  • Braşov photo gallery (http://sabin.ro/gallery/album283)

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AllRefer.com - Brasov, Romania (Romanian Political Geography) - Encyclopedia (261 words)
The administrative center of the Brasov region, the city is a road and rail junction and a major industrial center.
by the Teutonic Knights, Brasov was a major center of trade and industry in the Middle Ages.
From 1950 to 1960, Brasov was called Stalin or Orasul-Stalin (city of Stalin).
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