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Capital City
Flag of Bucharest
Coat of arms of Bucharest
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Paris of the East
Motto(s): "The Homeland and My Right"
First attested1459
 • MayorSorin Oprescu (Independent)
 • PrefectGeorgeta Gavrila
 • Capital City228 km2 (88 sq mi)
 • Urban285 km2 (110 sq mi)
Elevation55.8–91.5 m (183.1–300.2 ft)
Population (2011 census)
 • Capital City1,883,425
 • Rank1st in Romania
 • Density8,260/km2 (21,400/sq mi)
 • Urban1,931,000
 • Metro2,272,1632
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code0xxxxx
Area code(s)+40 x1
Car plateB
WebsiteOfficial site
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". 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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