Fagaras

Făgăraş

 

a city in Rumania, on the Olt River, in Braşov Region. Population, 29,500 (1975). Făgăraş manufactures such chemical products as fertilizers. The city also has machine-building, furniture, and food-processing industries.


Făgăraş

 

a mountain range in the Southern Carpathians. The range, which contains the highest mountains in Rumania, has a length of approximately 60 km and elevations of up to 2,543 m (Mount Moldoveanu). To the west of the Făgăraş Mountains is the valley of the Olt River, and to the east are the sources of the Dîmbovita River. The mountains are composed mainly of schists. Up to 1,700 m there are forests of oak, beech, and conifers; at higher elevations the mountains have subalpine and alpine vegetation, glacial lakes, and cirques. The peaks are jagged. A tourist attraction, the Făgăraş Mountains are used for mountaineering and skiing.

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Nestled between the icy peaks of Romania's Fagaras Mountains, the remote Ice Hotel stands 2,000m above sea level and can only be reached by cable car.
In Romania, two EU-protected Natura 2000 sites in the Fagaras Mountains, one of which designated for the protection of endangered species such as otters and different species of fish, invertebrates and amphibians, have been 'invaded' by more than 50 small hydropower installations, causing destruction of mountain rivers and species", Ivanov said.
Ken's defining moment came when struck by a rock carried by an avalanche whilst climbing Moldoveanu, the highest of the Fagaras Mountains.
Observing the provisions of this Agreement, the Saxons of Transylvania had filed requests for enrolment in the single-party (7), fact also confirmed in a report from March 1939, sent by the commander of the Legion of Gendarmes Fagaras to the General Inspectorate of the Gendarmerie, in which it was stated that: "The Saxons of Transylvania changed their past attitude of reserve and indifference to everything that was public activity, enrolling in great extent in the National Renaissance Front" (8).
It was an unexpected turn for the son of a chemical worker and an accountant who grew up 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of the capital, in the mountain town of Fagaras.
David, a father-of-two married to Maureen, explained: "We are going to walk the Fagaras Ridge in Romania between July 12 and 17.
At 2544 metres, it is the pride of Romania and the highest mountain in Argeucounty, in the Fagaras Mountains of the Southern Carpathians.
Built at Balea Lake, a remote location set deep within the Fagaras Mountains, the hotel is only accessible by cable car.
In order to have our hypothesis tested, we resorted to ERT for investigating 6 rock glaciers in Retezat and Fagaras Mts.
The extreme trip will see them hiking and biking in the scenic Fagaras mountains, otherwise known as the Transylvanian Alps, for four days.
Other daughter-in-law recalls her meeting with Maria's son and her elope to Fagaras in spite of an approval from both parents.
When she announced we were going to adopt a wee girl called Andrea, I thought she'd gone mad but she was determined and we went to Fagaras in Romania.