Câmpulung Moldovenesc

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Câmpulung Moldovenesc
Municipality

Coat of arms
Câmpulung Moldovenesc is located in Romania
Câmpulung Moldovenesc
Location of Câmpulung Moldovenesc
Coordinates: 47°32′01″N 25°33′22″E / 47.53361°N 25.55611°E / 47.53361; 25.55611Coordinates: 47°32′01″N 25°33′22″E / 47.53361°N 25.55611°E / 47.53361; 25.55611
Country  Romania
County Suceava County
Status Municipality
Government
 • Mayor Gabriel Constantin Şerban (National Liberal Party)
Area
 • Total 147 km2 (57 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 20,076
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Câmpulung Moldovenesc (also spelled Cîmpulung Moldovenesc; Hungarian: Hosszúmező, Ukrainian: Довгопілля, Dovhopillja) is a city in Suceava County, which used to be in the Bukovina region of Moldavia in North Eastern Romania. The city is located on the banks of the Moldova River.

Câmpulung Moldovenesc has a population of 20,076 people and is the fourth most important city in the county, after the county capital Suceava.

The main industries in Câmpulung Moldovenesc are dairy products, lumber, and ecotourism.

You can go to Câmpulung Moldovenesc by both car and train. There are many places of interest in and around Câmpulung, such as Rarău and Giumalău, which at 1650m and 1857m are the highest mountains in the region. One can also enjoy the forests which surround Câmpulung or visit a monastery in one of the nearby villages.

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There are also several synagogues in the Câmpulung area. The pre-war Chief Rabbi of Campulung was Rabbi Moses Josef Rubin, a well known person involved inHasidic Judaism. In the year 1941 on Yom Kippur, the rabbi's important library was destroyed by local Iron Guard gangsters. He was treated badly and was asked to sign a document which says that he had hidden dynamite in the synagogue to be used for sabotage. Because he refused to sign this document, he and his son Samuel were tied to a cart loaded with stolen goods and driven with a gun pointed at them, while being beaten up. All the synagogues in the city were robbed of their valuables.

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