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About Bucharest

Bucharest, the capital of Romania

Known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards, glorious Belle Époque buildings and a reputation for the high life (which in the 1900s earned its nickname of “Little Paris”), Bucharest, Romania’s largest city and capital, is today a bustling metropolis.
Romanian legend has it that the city of Bucharest was founded on the banks of the Dambovita River by a shepherd named Bucur, whose name literarily means “joy.” His flute playing reportedly dazzled the people and his hearty wine from nearby vineyards endeared him to the local traders, who gave his name to the place.

Bucharest is the capital of Romania, an important political, economic, commercial, financial, cultural, tourist and one of the big cities of the world, administratively divided into six sectors. The city has been mentioned for the first time in 1459 and became the capital of Romania in 1862. Since then, suffered a series of changes and became the center of media, culture and Roman artistic scene. Architecture has been apart, which is a mixture between history, communist and modern, reflect, too, history range of the city. In the interwar period, architectural elegance and sophistication He brought the title of “Little Paris”. Although a large part of the historic centre has been damaged by war, earthquakes and systematic program of Nicolae Ceausescu, the majority of space has survived in recent years suffered an expanding economic and cultural.

Parliament Palace, was built in order dictator Ceausescu between 1984 and 1989, is the second largest building in the world with the largest 265,000 sq m of the Pentagon after having an area of 604,000 square meters.

Romanian Parliament is the supreme representative body of the Romanian people and the sole legislative authority of Romania. Parliament together with the Government have the right legislative initiative. Also, a suggestion Legislature may be advanced and by a group of at least 100,000 people with voting rights of at least a quarter of the country.