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added on 3rd of April, 2009

Location and Climate

The city of Cluj Napoca is placed in the center of Transilvania at the intersection of the Apuseni Mointains, the Somesan plateau and Transilvania's plain.There are many small rivers that traverse the city situated in the heart of Transilvania but the most important river is Somesul Mic. The city of Cluj Napoca is sorrounded by forests existing there two known botanical reservations Fanetele Clujului and Valea Morii Reservation. The climate of Cluj Napoca is a continental moderate one and in the Fall and Winter it has some atlantic influences from west. The medium annual temperature of the air is 8.2 C

Culture

Cluj Napoca is an important center of culture hosting various cultural and educational institutions. Lucian Blaga National Theater was opened on the 1st of december 1919 and it's placed in Piata Avram Iancu and it's the most important theatral institution of Transilvania. The same building hosts also the Romanian Opera. Also there is a museum network that includes the following museums: The Art Museum, The National Museum of History of Transilvania, The Pharmacy Museum and The Zoological Museum.

Education

The city of Cluj Napoca is also know like one of the oldest university centers in Romania. There can be found the bigest University in Romania, Babes-Bolyai. The name of the University comes from two important persons in Transilvania, the resercher Victor Babes and the mathematician Janos Bolyai. Also the city has some other universities like The Tehnical University, The University of Medicine and Pharmacy.

 

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cipristb's picture
cipristb wrote on Apr 17, 2009:
Sorry for my mistake and thanks for telling me about that. I've corrected it
 
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erato wrote on Apr 17, 2009:
Sorry for being rude, but the name of the famous mathematician is Janos Bolyai not Balyai (Bólyai János in his native language, Hungarian). He was the son of Farkas Bolyai, also a famous mathematician, known as Wolfgang Bolyai in Germany. The University is called Babes-Bolyai. Beside that I enjoyed your article, cheers.
 
 
 
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Cluj-napoca History

Located in the North-Western part of Romania, Cluj-Napoca is the economic, cultural and academic centre of the historic region of Transylvania. Cluj-Napoca history was traced back to Antiquity, when the famous geographer Ptolemy wrote about a Dacian settlement called “Napuca”. As a consequence of the Roman conquest and colonization, Napoca first became a town (124), then the capital of the Roman province Dacia Porolissensis (under the name Colonia Aurelia Napoca). There is no documentation on how Cluj developed after Emperor Aurelian ordered the retreat of the Roman troops in 271, but archeologists have found numerous artifacts... Read more »

 
 
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Recent reviews for Cluj-napoca

Visiting Cluj for a couple of days - Jun 13, 2009, by MadSuh
Cluj Turned out to be quite different from what I had remembered. The city is much larger than Oradea and there is much more going on. You can go out every night of the week and you'll see lots of students. During the day while visiting the... Read more »

Cluj hotel experiences - Jun 13, 2009, by MadSuh
Flying out to Cluj was not exactly an easy task. The connection was easy but I was traveling with my mom and my 96 year-old grandpa. This of course makes a trip like this quite a project. Where are the elevators and where are the toilets,... Read more »

Treasure city of Transilvania - Apr 20, 2009, by danpop
The third largest city in Romania, Cluj-Napoca is situated in the region of Transylvania. The city claims the unofficial title of the historical province of Transylvania. The city exists from the Dacian period, second century A.D. After the... Read more »

About the Botanical Garden of Cluj Napoca - Apr 6, 2009, by cipristb
The Botanical Garden “Alexandru Borza” aparteining at Babes-Balyai University from Cluj Napoca was founded in 1920 by the teacher Alexandru Borza. Having a surface of 14 hectares it host 10 000 species of plants from all over... Read more »

 
 

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