Bucharest

Capital of Romania
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inception
1459
alias
Little Paris
Paris of the East
București
Bucureşti
Bucuresti
official name
București (romanian)
native label
București (romanian)
nickname
Micul Paris (romanian)
Paris of the Balkans (english)
demonym
Bucharester (english)
Bukareŝtano (esperanto)
Bukarester (german)
Bukaresterin (german)
applies to part
Bukaresterinnen (german)
applies to part
coordinate location
latitude44.4
longitude26.083
precision0.017
population
180018501900195020001M2M
1,883,425
point in time
October 31, 2011
determination method
preferred
1,929,000
point in time
2005
1,926,000
point in time
2002
2,029,000
point in time
1998
2,067,000
point in time
1992
1,807,000
point in time
1977
1,452,000
point in time
1966
1,237,000
point in time
1956
639,000
point in time
1930
383,000
point in time
1918
282,000
point in time
1900
178,000
point in time
1877
122,000
point in time
1859
61,000
point in time
1831
32,000
point in time
1800
30,000
point in time
1798
elevation above sea level
70 metre
area
226 square kilometre
postal code
010011–062397
official website
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Dewey Decimal Classification
2--4982
deprecated
licence plate code
B
Commons category
Bucharest
Commons gallery
Commons maps category
Maps of Bucharest
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twinned administrative body
Nicosia Municipality
start time
2004
Wikinews URL
Wikipedia creation date
2/25/2002
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Wikipedia opening text
Bucharest (UK: /ˌbuːkəˈrɛst/ BOO-kə-REST, US: /ˈbuːkərɛst/ -⁠rest; Romanian: București [bukuˈreʃtʲ] (listen)) is the capital and largest city of Romania, as well as its cultural, industrial, and financial centre. It is located in the southeast of the country, at 44°25′57″N 26°06′14″E / 44.43250°N 26.10389°E / 44.43250; 26.10389Coordinates: 44°25′57″N 26°06′14″E / 44.43250°N 26.10389°E / 44.43250; 26.10389, on the banks of the Dâmbovița River, less than 60 km (37.3 mi) north of the Danube River and the Bulgarian border. Bucharest was first mentioned in documents in 1459. It became the capital of Romania in 1862 and is the centre of Romanian media, culture, and art. Its architecture is a mix of historical (neo-classical and Art Nouveau), interbellum (Bauhaus, and art deco), communist era and modern. In the period between the two World Wars, the city's elegant architecture and the sophistication of its elite earned Bucharest the nickname of 'Paris of the East' (Romanian: Parisul Estului) or 'Little Paris' (Romanian: Micul Paris). Although buildings and districts in the historic city centre were heavily damaged or destroyed by war, earthquakes, and Nicolae Ceaușescu's program of systematization, many survived and have been renovated. In recent years, the city has been experiencing an economic and cultural boom. It is one of the fastest-growing high-tech cities in Europe, according to Financial Times, CBRE, TechCrunch and others. UiPath, a global startup founded in Bucharest, has reached $7 billion in valuation. Since 2019, Bucharest hosts the largest high tech summit in Southeast Europe (Romania Blockchain Summit). In 2016, the historical city centre was listed as 'endangered' by the World Monuments Watch. In 2017, Bucharest was the European city with the highest growth of tourists who stay over night, according to the Mastercard Global Index of Urban Destinations. As for the past two consecutive years, 2018 and 2019, Bucharest ranked as the European destination with the highest potential for development according to the same study. According to the 2011 census, 1,883,425 inhabitants live within the city limits, a decrease from the 2002 census. Adding the satellite towns around the urban area, the proposed metropolitan area of Bucharest would have a population of 2.27 million people. According to Eurostat, Bucharest has a functional urban area of 2,412,530 residents (as of 2015). Bucharest is the sixth largest city in the European Union by population within city limits, after London, Berlin, Madrid, Rome, and Paris. Economically, Bucharest is the most prosperous city in Romania. The city has a number of large convention facilities, educational institutes, cultural venues, traditional 'shopping arcades' and recreational areas. The city proper is administratively known as the 'Municipality of Bucharest' (Municipiul București), and has the same administrative level as that of a national county, being further subdivided into six sectors, each governed by a local mayor.
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