About Brasov

About Brasov city

Location

Brașov municipality is located in the center of the country, 161 km from Bucharest and 274 km from Cluj-Napoca. It is located at an average altitude of 624 m in Brasov Depression.

Due to its location in the center of the country, the roads that bound the Romanian historical territories always met. Brasov was and remains a bridge of connection and circulation of material and spiritual values ​​and an area of ​​symbiosis between the Romanian culture and that of the co-operating nationalities.

The favorable geographical position, as well as its natural and cultural objectives, exerts a great capacity of attraction for both Romanian and foreign tourists.

Near it are the localities Predeal, Bușteni, Sinaia, Făgăraș or Sighișoara, which are also important sights worth visiting.

The access routes in the city are countless. Brasov is an important railway junction but also an important road junction. Unfortunately, the city does not have an airport but is easily accessible from Sibiu or Bucharest. In the future it is envisaged the construction of an airport but also of a high-speed motorway that will pass on its edge.

Geography

The city of Brașov is located at an average altitude of 625 m and is located in the Bârsei depression, in the Carpathian bend, at the foot of the massive Piatra Mare and Postăvarul massifs, guarded on three sides by the Tâmpa, Straja (Warthe) and the Fortress Hills. Its surface is 74 km square.

Through the city of Brasov cross the Șcheiu rivers (also called the Graft river), Tei Valley, Răcădău Valley, Poplar Valley with Short Valley, Florilor Valley, Gorganu, Timis River and Timis Canal.

Flora and fauna

The flora of the city does not differ from that of the county. Wild animals are rare and live in the surrounding forests. Adventurous tourists are warned that they may encounter bears, wolves or foxes. Mount Tâmpa is declared a natural reserve where some rare plant species can be found. For example, on the southern slope there are small areas with steppe vegetation.

Climate

The climate in Brașov County is a temperate-continental one. The temperatures during the summer range between 22 and 27 degrees and in the winter they reach between -18 and -2 degrees Celsius. In Poiana Brașov, in winter, temperatures of -15 degrees (when ringing) make the resort perfect for winter sports. The number of summer days is about 50 per year, that of winter days is about 90 per year, and the average annual snow cover is 71 days.

Population

Over time, with the economic development of the city and its expansion, its population has grown. Currently, the population is around 289,646 inhabitants, ranking 6th in the country.

Historic

Brasov was first documented in 1235, under the Latin name Corona or German Kronstadt, meaning "Crown City", being the most important city in Transylvania during the Middle Ages and an economic fortress in the 14th-16th centuries. It was founded by the Teutonic Knights on an old Dacian site and chosen by the Saxons as one of the seven fortified cities of Transylvania, Brașov emanates and now a distinct medieval ambience.

Tourist objectives

There are many tourist objectives worth discovering including the Piata Sfatului, the Art Museum, the History Museum, the Brasov Fortress, the Sforii Street, the Black Church, the Neologi Synagogue, the Justice Palace, the Ecaterina Gate, the Tâmpa Mountain, Brasov Adventure Park or Complex Paradise. See more details here.