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Oradea, Bihor county capital, is one of the important centers of economic, social and cultural development of NW Romania, retaining these characteristics throughout history. The city is nestled between the hills that separate and unify in a harmonious way with Plain Crisana and the ends of the Apuseni Mountains. Located on the banks Crisul Repede river, the river that divides the city into almost equal halves, it is the gateway to Central and Western European world.
Oradea is first mentioned in 1113, a diploma in Zobor Benedictine abbey, the bishop's Sixtus name appears, but its roots are Roman-Dacian origin, certifying that the archaeological discoveries in the city Salca and Felix Resort, Romans and Dacians were established. Throughout the Middle Ages, the city became a place of coexistence for ethnic mosaic that helped to establish the ethnic composition of Oradea today: Romanian, Hungarian, Austrian, Slovak, Hebrew, Ukrainian and Turkish.
Before 1848, Oradea was made up of four separate fairs: New Oradea, Olosig, Velenţa, Subcetate (name that refers to the inhabitants of French and Italian Walloons settled here in the thirteenth century). Today Oradea is divided into 11 districts, are placed round the Civic Center, the old city center.
Oradea has always been one of the most prosperous cities in Romania and one of the most important economic centers in large part because of its proximity to the border with Hungary, thus becoming a gateway into the West.
Oradea has a network of institutions and general public services, transport, design, construction, installation, tourism, hotel business, import-export. All economic activities are supported by the indispensable assistance of over 26 banks with branches in city and county.
Oradea has an airport which serves domestic and foreign airlines and is the gateway to the north-western country. Currently Oradea International Airport daily TAROM flying domestic and Carpatair and Club Air make regular trips to various destinations in Germany, Italy, France, Greece (Milan, Turin, Munich, Dusseldorf, Paris, Athens, etc.). The company Tiriac Travel serves also occasionally particular flight.
Oradea is an important historical-cultural humanism first center in Transylvania. By 1918, Oradea was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, was governed by Budapest. City development, economic activities, architecture and housing, should be viewed in this context therefore
Along with buildings representative baroque, classical, secession or eclectic, city living and entertainment trough cultural events like "Festum Varadinum" Craftsmen Fair, City festivities, "Oradea Autumn Festival" and "Short Theatre Week."
Nightlife in Oradea is very active. The historic city center is full of terraces, cafes, restaurants and clubs. Most of them are in the monument-buildings, the atmosphere making the experience unique.
Oradea | Oradea, Bihor county capital, is one of the important centers of economic, social and cultural development of NW Romania, retaining these characteristics throughout history. The city is nestled between the hills that separate and unify in a harmonious
way with Plain Crisana and the ends of the Apuseni Mountains
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