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Encyclopedia > Charles de Gaulle Square

The Charles de Gaulle Square (Romanian: Piaţa Charles de Gaulle) is a square in Northern Bucharest, Romania. Bucharest (Romanian: BucureÅŸti ) is the capital city and industrial and commercial centre of Romania. ...


Neighbourhood

The Herăstrău Park is located to the northwest of the square, Arcul de Triumf is located in its own square a few hundred metres to west, on Constantin Prezan Blvd., while Piaţa Victoriei, which has the headquarters of the Romanian Government, is located south, via Aviatorilor Blvd. Herăstrău is a large park in the northern side of Bucharest, Romania, around the Herăstrău Lake. ... Arcul de Triumf is a triumphal arch located in the northern part of Bucharest, on the Kiseleff Road. ...


The state-owned Televiziunea Română is located about 100 metres to the southeast, on Calea Dorobanţilor. The Primăverii neighbourhood, which used to include the houses of the Communist nomenklatura is located to northeast. Televiziunea Română (more commonly referred to as TVR) is the national state-owned public service television broadcaster of Romania, which operates four channels: TVR 1, TVR 2, TVR i, and TVR Cultural along with regional channels in Cluj-Napoca, IaÅŸi, TimiÅŸoara and Craiova. ...


A recently built office building, Charles de Gaulle Plaza is located in the southeastern part of the Square and the Aviatorilor metro station is located right next to it. Aviatorilor is a metro station in Bucharest. ...


Name

The square was orginally Piaţa Jianu, from Jianu, a haiduc (brigand) and folk hero who fought together with Tudor Vladimirescu in the 1821 Wallachian Revolution. In the early 1940s it was renamed Piaţa Adolf Hitler, but its original name was restored shortly after 23 August 1944, when Romania joined the Allies and turned against the Axis Powers. Haiduc (Romanian language), hajduk (Serbian or Croatian), aiducco (Italian), haïdouk (French), haidut (Bulgarian) are names given in the Balkans to an individual who was more than just a thief, something like a Robin Hood. ... Tudor Vladimirescu (1780, Vladimiri - 27 May 1821 Târgovişte) was a Romanian revolutionary hero and the leader of the Wallachian uprising of 1821. ... This is the song that never ends yes it gos on and on my friends some people started singing it not knowing what it was they just started singing it forever just becauseThis is the song that never ends yes it gos on and on my friends some... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1944 calendar). ... The group of countries known as the Allies of World War II consisted of those nations opposed to the Axis Powers during the Second World War. ... The factual accuracy of this article is disputed. ...


However, after the Soviets occupied Romania and imposed a Communist government, its named was changed in 1948 to Piaţa Stalin, a name which lasted until the destalinization of the early 1960s, when it was named Piaţa Aviatorilor, the Square of the Aviators. State motto (Russian): Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! (Transliterated: Proletarii vsekh stran, soedinyaytes!) (Translated: Workers of the world, unite!) Capital Moscow Official language None; Russian (de facto) Government Federation of Soviet republics Area  - Total  - % water 1st before collapse 22,402,200 km² Approx. ... The Soviets pressed for inclusion of Romanias heretofore negligible Communist Party in the post-war government, while non-communist political leaders were steadily eliminated from political life. ... De-Stalinization and the Khrushchev era For further details, see Nikita Khrushchev After Stalin had died in March 1953, he was succeeded by Nikita Khrushchev as First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party and Georgi Malenkov as Premier of the Soviet Union. ... The outrageously crowded Woodstock festival epitomized the popular antiwar movement of the 60s. ... It has been suggested that Pilot (spaceflight) be merged into this article or section. ...


Its final name change was in the late 1990s, being renamed after Charles de Gaulle, the late leader of the Free French Forces and first president of the French Fifth Republic. Seinfeld was a pop cultural phenomenon during the 90s and became one of the most popular TV programs ever. ... Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle ( ) (22 November 1890 – 9 November 1970), in France commonly referred to as le général de Gaulle, was a French military leader and statesman. ... The Free French Forces (Forces Françaises Libres in French) were French fighters in World War II, who decided to continue fighting against Axis forces after the surrender of France and German occupation, following the call of General De Gaulle, and the de jure government (Free French Government) of France... The Fifth Republic is the fifth and current republican constitution of France, which was introduced on October 5, 1958. ...



Quarters in Bucharest
Quarters: Berceni | Băneasa | Centru Civic | Colentina | Cotroceni | Crângaşi | Dămăroaia | Dealul Spirii | Dristor | Drumul Taberei | Dudeşti | Ferentari | Floreasca | Ghencea | Giuleşti | Iancului | Lipscani | Militari | Obor | Olteniţei | Pantelimon | Pipera | Rahova | Tei | Titan | Vitan | Văcăreşti

Streets and squares: Charles de Gaulle | Kiseleff | Lipscani | Romană | Unirii | University Square | Victoriei

Bucharest (Romanian: BucureÅŸti ) is the capital city and industrial and commercial centre of Romania. ... Origin of the name Berceni: The hussars of Bercsényi were first mentioned after the suppression of the Hungarian Kuruc War led by Francis II Rákóczi (at beginning of the 18th century). ... Băneasa is a district (cartier) in the north side of Bucharest, near the lake with the same name (0. ... The Centru Civic (literally Civic Center) is a portion of Bucharest, Romania which was completely rebuilt as part of the scheme of systematization under the dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu. ... Colentina is a borough in Sector 2 in the north-east of Bucharest, Romania. ... House in Cotroceni neighbourhood. ... CrângaÅŸi is one of the smallest neighbourhoods in the 6th district (sector) of Bucharest, Romania, placed in the west side of the city. ... Lithograph of the battle between the Bucharest firemen and the Turkish Army, 1848 Dealul Spirii (Spirii Hill) is a hill in Bucharest, Romania, upon which, currently, the Palace of the Parliament is located. ... Bucharest Metro: Dristor Station Dristor is a neighborhood located in the southeastern part of Bucharest. ... Pestera Scarisoara ... DudeÅŸti is a neighbourhood in south-eastern Bucharest, along the Calea DudeÅŸti. ... Ferentari is a neighbourhood in the 5th district (sector) of Bucharest, Romania. ... GiuleÅŸti (pronounced /ʤju. ... Lipscani is a street and an district of Bucharest, Romania, which in the Middle Ages was the most important commercial center of Bucharest and the whole Wallachia. ... Obor is the name of a market and the surrounding district of Bucharest, the capital of Romania. ... Pantelimon is a neighbourhood located in north-eastern part of Bucharest, Romania. ... Pipera is a region situated in the north of Bucharest, Romania. ... Rahova is a neighbourhood of southwest Bucharest, situated in the 5th district (sector), west of DâmboviÅ£a River. ... Tei is a neighborhood in Bucharest - Sector 2. ... Titan is a portion of Bucharest, a neighborhood, located in its Eastern part. ... Vitan is a neighbourhood in southeastern Bucharest, Romania, along the DâmboviÅ£a River, located between Titan, Centru Civic, OlteniÅ£ei and Berceni. ... VăcăreÅŸti is a neighbourhood in south-eastern Bucharest, located near DâmboviÅ£a River and the VăcăreÅŸti Lake. ... Åžoseaua Kiseleff (Kiseleff Road) is a major road in Bucharest that runs as a northward continuation of Calea Victoriei. ... Lipscani is a street and an district of Bucharest, Romania, which in the Middle Ages was the most important commercial center of Bucharest and the whole Wallachia. ... University Square is located in the downtown Bucharest, near the Bucharest University. ... Calea Victoriei in 1935. ...

External links

  • Charles de Gaulle Square, as seen from north.
  • Charles de Gaulle Plaza, the building on the southeast of the plaza

 
 

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