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• geographical situation: Bucharest is located in the southern part of the country, in the centre of the Romanian Plain, at an altitude of 70-80 m and at about 60 km from the Danube, 100 km from the Carpathians and 250 km from the Black Sea, where parallel of 44026’ northern latitude meets the meridian of 260 06’ eastern longitude. The capital includes six districts;
     • neighbours: it is surrounded by Ilfov county;
     • surface: 228 square km;
     • population: more than 2,000,000 inhabitants;
     • towns: BUCURESTI-capital of Romania, the first city in Romania in terms of size and importance (political, economical, banking-financial, commercial, cultural-scientific, touristic) and one of the greatest cities of the world, situated at the same altitude as Genova (Italy), Bordeaux (France), Minneapolis (USA), surrounded by a chain of lakes, adorned with willow and lime trees, guarded by poplars, old citadel of the country;
     • relief: it is a plain fragmented by valleys, with local terraces covered with loess. The structure decreases slowly from north-west and south-east, the average altitude being of 60 m. The city is cut by rivers (not deep ones-Dambovita and Colentina), with wide and young meadows, where there laid the famous woods of Vlasia, with natural resources;
     • climate: it is continental moderate, with excessive influences, the average annual temperature being of 10-11ēC. The dominant winds blow from east and west in the southern part of the capital and from north and north-east in the north of Bucharest. Sometimes, summers are very hot, with temperatures of 35-40ēC, although the average temperature in July doesn't go beyond 23ēC; winters are cold with abundant snows, blizzards and an average temperatue in January getting down to -3ēC;
     • watercourses: the Dambovita river (on a distance of 24 km) and its tributary, Colentina (which crosses the northern part of the city on a distance of 33 km, windling river), which have parallel courses from north-west to south-east. A lot of pictoresque lakes have been formed, points of attraction and leisure, mostly of them arranged: Baneasa, Herastrau, Floreasca, Tei, Chitila, Mogosoaia, Fundeni, Pantelimon.
    

Source: Romanian Travel Guide / Publirom
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