Bucharest

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Bucharest
București
Capital City

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Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Paris of the East
Motto: "The Homeland and My Right"
Bucharest is located in Romania
Bucharest
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 44°25′57″N 26°6′14″E / 44.4325°N 26.10389°E / 44.4325; 26.10389Coordinates: 44°25′57″N 26°6′14″E / 44.4325°N 26.10389°E / 44.4325; 26.10389
Country Romania
County None1
First attested 1459
Government
 • Mayor Sorin Oprescu (Independent)
 • Prefect Georgeta Gavrila
Area
 • Capital City 228 km2 (88 sq mi)
 • Urban 285 km2 (110 sq mi)
Elevation 55.8–91.5 m (183.1–300.2 ft)
Population (2011 census)
 • Capital City 1,883,425
 • Rank 1st in Romania
 • Density 8,260/km2 (21,400/sq mi)
 • Urban 1,931,000
 • Metro 2,272,1632
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 0xxxxx
Area code(s) +40 x1
Car plate B

1Romanian law stipulates that Bucharest has a special administrative status which is equal to that of a County;
2Bucharest metropolitan area is a proposed project.

Bucharest is the capital city of the country of Romania. It is the largest city in the country. The city has a population of 1.9 million people.[1] It is made up of 6 "sectors".

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