Bucureşti is one of the oldest cities in Europe, an important cultural, historical and economic center. It has been mentioned in history since 1459, being recognized as the residence of the Romanian Country.
Although there aren’t any clear evidence, the legend says that the name of the city was given by a shepherd named Bucur who lived on the banks of the Dâmboviţa river.
In 1862 Bucureşti became the capital of Romania. Since then, it has undergone continuous changes, being the center of the artistic stage, of the culture and mass-media in the country. Between the two World Wars Bucureşti was called “The Little Paris” because of its architecture, elegance and elite.
Today the town is a mix of old and new, traditional and modern, oriental and occidental, which on one hand gives an irregular appearance and on the other originality and charm.
The city is located within the following geographical coordinates: 44 ° 24’49 ” latitude, 26 ° 05’48” longitude and 60 to 90 m altitude and it is crossed by the river Damboviţa.