Paris of the East
"The Homeland and My Right"
|• Mayor||Sorin Oprescu (Independent)|
|• Prefect||Georgeta Gavrila|
|• Capital City||228 km2 (88 sq mi)|
|• Urban||285 km2 (110 sq mi)|
|Elevation||55.8–91.5 m (183.1–300.2 ft)|
|• Capital City||1,883,425|
|• Rank||1st in Romania|
|• Density||8,260/km2 (21,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
|Area code(s)||+40 x1|
|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.
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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. It is made up of 6 "sectors". It has a humid continental climate (Cfa in the Koeppen climate classification). It became the capital of Romania in 1862. It is the centre of Romanian media, culture and art. Bucharest is the 6th largest city in the European Union by population within city limits.
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