Piaţa Mihai Viteazul — the buildings are on the left side of the Someşul Mic River
Cluj-Napoca (Hungarian Kolozsvár, 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.
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.