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Cluj-Napoca

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Mihai Viteazul Plaza in Cluj-Napoca
Piaţa Mihai Viteazul — the buildings are on the left side of the Someşul Mic River

Cluj-Napoca (Hungarian Kolozsv├ír, German Klausenburg), the capital city of Cluj county, is one of the most important academic, cultural and industrial centers in Romania. Considered to be the historic capital of Transylvania , the city is located in northwestern Romania, and is approximately 320 km (200 miles) northwest of Bucharest in the Someşul Mic valley.

Iuliu Maniu Street, Cluj-Napoca
Iuliu Maniu Street
Cluj-Napoca has a very rich historical heritage. The city stands on the site of an ancient Dacian settlement, Napoca, which the Romans made a coloniae.

The city's inhabitants have been mostly Hungarians and German Saxons since the Middle Ages until 1918 when Transylvania united with Romania. Today almost 20 percent of the inhabitants are Hungarians and very few Germans are still living here. As of 2002, 318.027 people live here.

Ursus (beer) is brewed here. The city is served by the Cluj-Napoca International Airport.

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