City name & location: Năsăud, Bistriţa-Năsăud (BN) county, Romania.
- Năsăud (in the past/present also known as Naszód, Nassod, Nußdorf) is situated in northern Transylvania, on the right bank of Someşul Mare river, at 331 m altitude and at 22 km from Bistriţa, Năsăud is protected by the hills that surround the Someș valley, having a pleasant moderate continental climate.
Năsăud city, Bistriţa-Năsăud county, Romania
- Năsăud town was built on the site of
ancient settlements, attested by historical relics discovered in the
area. Archeological tracks place habitation in this area since the late
Neolithic, further under the Roman domination until 1245, when it was
mentioned for the first time the name of the locality as "Naszod". Since
the sixteenth century, Năsăud becomes an increasingly important center
for the municipalities of the Someş Valley. Located at the crossroads of
major routes coming from Bistriţa and Maramureş, the town starts to prosper.
the 18th century is formed here The Border District of Năsăud, named
"The Second Valah Infantry Frontier Regiment no.17", having as emblem
the Austrian imperial eagle and the inscription "Virtus Romana Rediviva"
(the Revived Roman Virtue). This moment transforms Năsăud in a very
important center of the area, often visited by famous personalities of
the time, as emperors and government members, generals and civilian and
military officials. The troops of the regiment took part in more than
130 battles, the most famous one that is kept in the memory of the local
community being the battle of Arcole, when General Napoleon Bonaparte himself praised the bravery of "Catanele negre"
(the border soldiers). Among the most important achievements of their
time are the schools built in Năsăud, the town becoming an important
cultural and educational center of the time.
Năsăud, we come across a peculiar "world" where folklore, customs,
traditions and its famous schools are at home. Schools here are famous
due to the people of culture that have formed the basis of their
education here. Năsăud gave the country 21 academicians, reason for
which Năsăud is also called "The Town of Academicians".
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The local tourist information center click below for more details...
CENTRUL NAŢIONAL DE INFORMARE ŞI PROMOVARE TURISTICĂ NĂSĂUD
- Piaţa Unirii nr.15, Năsăud
- tel: 0263-361.504, fax: 0263-361.634
- Program: daily, 1000-1700
- E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- WEB: www.turismnasaud.ro
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