The Făgăraș Mountains are a very popular hiking, trekking and skiing destination in Romania. Most people wanting to hike on the Moldoveanu leave from the town of Victoria, in other areas Făgăraș Mountains - Arpasu de Jos, Porumbacu de Jos, Avrig. In the vicinity of the Negoiu, and in the central part of the band take the rocky nature of the mountains, and reaching the main ridge trail there are technical difficulties and exposure.
- 2,544 m (8,346 ft)
Mountains Făgăraș Mountains ( Munții Făgărașului) Iezer Mountains ( Munții Iezer; literally: Mountains of the Deep Lake) Cozia Mountains ( Munții Cozia)
- 2,544 m (8,346 ft)
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Făgăraș is a city in central Romania, located in Brașov County. It lies on the Olt River and has a population of 28,330 as of 2011. It is situated in the historical region of Transylvania, and is the main city of a subregion, Țara Făgărașului.
The city is located at the foothills of the Făgăraș Mountains, on their northern side. It is traversed by the DN1 road, 66 kilometres west of Brașov and 76 kilometres east of Sibiu. On the east side of the city, between an abandoned field and a gas station, lies the geographical center of Romania, at 45°50′N 24°59′E / 45.833°N 24.983°E / 45.833; 24.983. The Olt River flows east to west on the north side of the city; its right tributary, the Racovița River ...
One explanation is that the name was given by the Pechenegs, who called the nearby river Fagar šu, which in the Pecheneg language means ash water. According to linguist Iorgu Iordan, the name of the town is a Romanian diminutive of a hypothetical collective noun *făgar, presumably derived from fag, "beech tree". Hungarian linguist István Kniezsa deemed this idea unlikely. Another interpretation is that the name derives from the Hungarian word fogoly. There has also been speculation that ...
A Jewish community was established in 1827, becoming among southern Transylvania’s largest by mid-century. Yehuda Silbermann, its first rabbi, kept a diary of communal events. This is still extant and serves as a source on the history of Transylvanian Jewry. In 1869, the ...
- 36.41 km² (14.06 sq mi)
The Făgăraș Mountains are a very popular hiking, trekking and skiing destination in Romania. In the vicinity of the Negoiu, and in the central part of the band take the rocky nature of the mountains, and reaching the main ridge trail there are technical difficulties and exposure.
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