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Bucharest (Romanian: București) is the capital municipality, cultural, industrial, and financial centre of Romania. It is the largest city in Romania, and lies on the banks of the Dâmbovița River, less than 70 kilometres (43 mi) north of the Danube River. Bucharest is the 6th largest city in the European Union by population within city limits, after London, Berlin, Madrid, Rome, and Paris.


  • I came to Bucharest two years ago with a legion of conquering heroes. I leave with a troupe of gigolos and racketeers!
    • German Field Marshal August von Mackensen, on the moral effects of the German occupation of Bucharest during the World War I (source: [R. G. Waldeck] Athene Palace (1942) page 187 [1])
  • There is no such place as Budapest. Perhaps you are thinking of Bucharest, ...and there is no such place as Bucharest, either.

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