Alba Iulia


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Alba Iulia

(äl`bä-yo͞o`lyä), Hung. Gyulafehérvár, Ger. Karlsburg, town (1990 pop. 73,383), W central Romania, in Transylvania, on the Mureşul River. It is a rail junction and distribution center for a winemaking region, where grain, poultry, and fruit are raised. The town's light manufactures include leather goods, furniture, and footwear. Alba Iulia is the site of the ancient Apulum, founded by the Romans in the 2d cent. A.D., and destroyed by Tatars in 1241. It was the seat (16th–17th cent.) of the princes of Transylvania, of a Roman Catholic bishop, and of an Eastern Orthodox metropolitan. From 1599 to 1601, Alba Iulia was the capital of the united principalities of Walachia, Transylvania, and Moldavia. It was the site (1918) of the proclamation of Transylvania's union with Romania and of the coronation (1922) of King Ferdinand. Points of interest include an 18th-century fortress, built by Emperor Charles VI; a 13th-century Roman Catholic cathedral; and a museum and library housing exhibits from the Roman period and rare manuscripts.
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Members of the ruling Social Democratic Party were booed at a ceremony in Alba Iulia, where President Klaus Iohannis, a political rival, called for Romanians to build a "dignified and powerful country, integrated through education, culture and creativity into a Europe of values, prosperity and freedom."
Under his jurisdiction were 10 bishops, two of them being in Transylvania: Episcopatus Bihariensis (Oradea) and Episcopatus Transilvaniensis (Alba Iulia), and one in Banat, in the capital cities of Athum, Morisena (Cenad).
Last year, Eduardo Perez and Diego de Biase, the Argentine designers behind the brand Sarah Jessy Jones have opened, through the fashion shows from Alba Iulia, both the fashion week and the path of South American designers to the generous market of Eastern Europe.
Drawn from the proceedings of the International Conference on Economy and Society in Central and Eastern Europe, held in Alba Iulia, Romania, in April 2013, the 27 papers in this collection address topics related to territory, population, and consumption in the region from the 16th to 20th centuries.
Table 3 Alba Iulia County--Permanent Population at 1st of January considering counties, towns and sexes 1990-2000 Year Year Year Year Year Year 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 73743 73535 71156 72629 73199 73473 Year Year Year Year Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 73154 72744 72405 72615 71995 Source: INSSE The evolution number of the inhabitants from the city of Alba Iulia took place during 1990-1992 with a strong descendent tendency which generated a strong decrease from the values of 73743 dwellers in 1990 to values of 71156 inhabitants in 1992.
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People took to the streets on Saturday in all major cities including Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Alba Iulia, Sfantu Gheorghe, Suceava and Iasi, according to Mediafax newswire.Around 7,000 people marched last night in Central Bucharest against the Rosia Montana project.
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Keeper Vlad Ignat and attacking midfielder Nicolae Stanciu - both of Romanian second division side Unirea Alba Iulia - will arrive at Lennoxtown next week.
Romanian members also contributed to the project, through the Rotary Clubs of Sebes and Alba Iulia.
The 3G service has been introduced to Alba Iulia, Baia Mare, Bacau, Bistrita, Buzau, Satu Mare and Turda, meaning Connex Vodafone now offers 3G in a total of 22 cities in Romania.
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