City name & location: Buzău, Buzău (BZ) county, Romania.
- The city of Buzău, which lies near the
Buzău River, is situated between the south-eastern curvature of the
Carpathian Mountains and the flat level of Bărăgan Plain, being the main
town of Buzău County.
- In the
Middle Ages, Buzău was a small market town. During the 17th and 18th
centuries, it faced a period of repeated destruction symbolized now on
the city seal by the Phoenix bird. In the 19th century, the city began
to recover and, in short time, Buzău became an important railway hub in
County is situated in the south-eastern part of Romania at the
crossroads of the Romanian provinces: Wallachia, Moldavia and
- As revealed by
Vasile Pârvan, the well-known Romanian historian, the word Buzău
originates from Thracian word "buze" to which was added the Greek-Latin
suffix aioseus and in time, it became Buzeos-Buzău. This land has been
inhabitated since immemorial times, the earliest evidence of habitation
is dating back to the Paleolithic. As an independent administrative
unit, Buzău County is certified for the first time in 1481, this way
being one of the oldest territorial-administrative units of Wallachia.
County covers the largest part of the water basin of the river with the
same name, harmoniously combining all the forms of relief: mountains in
the north, plains in the south and hills in between. The natural
background, the variety and the complexity of the landscape, especially
in the mountains and the Sub-Carpathian area but also in the plain,
adding a real historical, ethnographical, folklore treasure, offer the
tourists a large range of satisfactions, really attractive for the eyes,
mind and soul.
Buzău City (© www.fotografieaeriana.eu)
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CONSILIUL JUDEŢEAN BUZĂU - BUZĂU COUNTY COUNCIL
- Bd-ul Nicolae Bălcescu nr.48, Buzău
- Tel: 0238.414.112
Fax: 0238.725.507, 0238.714.198
- Program: 08:00-16:30 (Mon-Thu), 08:00-14:00 (Fri)
- E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web: http://cjbuzau.ro