Cluj-Napoca


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Cluj-Napoca

(klo͞ozh-näpō), Hung. Kolozsvár, Ger. Klausenburg, city (1990 pop. 329,234), W central Romania, in Transylvania, on the Someşul River. The historic capital of Transylvania and the second largest city in Romania, it is the administrative center of an agricultural and mineral-rich area. Its diverse manufactures include a variety of consumer goods. The city is also a noted educational center with two universities, a branch of the Romanian Academy of Sciences, a fine arts institute, a polytechnic institute, and several scientific research centers. Cluj was founded by German colonists in the 12th cent. and became a thriving commercial and cultural center in the Middle Ages. It was made a free city in 1405 by the king of Hungary. Stephen Bathory founded (1581) a Jesuit academy there, and the city became (16th cent.) the chief cultural and religious center of Transylvania. It was incorporated into Austria-Hungary in 1867 and was transferred to Romania in 1920. Hungarian forces occupied the city during World War II. In the mid-1970s, Cluj was joined with neighboring Napoca. Landmarks include the 14th-century Gothic Church of St. Michael, the house where King Matthias I of Hungary was born (1440), and the ruins of an 11th-century church. Cluj-Napoca is also noted for its botanical gardens. About half the population is Hungarian.
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Tom Screen, acting aviation director at the airport, said: "Officially welcoming this new Wizz Air route to Cluj-Napoca from Birmingham Airport is fantastic news.
Tom Screen, Acting Aviation Director at Birmingham Airport, said: 'Officially welcoming this new Wizz Air route to Cluj-Napoca from Birmingham Airport is fantastic news.
INCREDIBLE ATTRACTIONS There are some fantastic days out on offer in and around Cluj-Napoca. Why not visit one the world's park in salt wander ancient and most fascinating amusement parks - built in an underground salt mine, or wander through the ancient and untouched village of Sighisoara - a UNESCO World Hertiage located a few hours from the city.
Tudor Constantinescu, chief commercial officer at Blue Air, said: "We are extremely pleased to announce our second route to Birmingham starting in December this year, as we expand the network from our newest base at Cluj-Napoca.
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Their ground only holds 12,500 at the moment, but will double its capacity in the summer, and the line-up includes a healthy group of foreigners, including Argentine and Portuguese players, plus Bolivian star Gualberto Mojica and former AIK Stockholm defender Niklas Sandberg, But the teamstill have to go to outshine Cluj-Napoca's most famous exports - the Cheeky Girls.
Works on the largest class A office project outside Bucharest, "The Office", will soon begin, New Europe Property Investments (NEPI) and Romanian businessman Ovidiu Sandor, the project's two developers have announced.The two investors said they chose Cluj-Napoca for this project because the city continues to offer companies "interesting opportunities" but lacks office space infrastructure.