Gheorghe Funar (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈɡe̯orɡe ˈfunar]; born September 29, 1949 in Sânnicolau Mare, Timiș County, Socialist Republic of Romania) is a nationalist Romanian politician, who rose to fame as a controversial mayor of Cluj-Napoca between 1992 and 2004.
Who is the mayor of Cluj-Napoca?
Emil BocSince 2012 Cluj-Napoca/Mayor Emil Boc (Romanian pronunciation: [eˈmil ˈbok]; born 6 September 1966) is a Romanian politician who was Prime Minister of Romania from 22 December 2008 until 6 February 2012 and is the current Mayor of Cluj-Napoca, the largest city of Transylvania, where he was first elected in July 2004.
When did Cluj become part of Romania?
After the constitution of the autonomous principality of Transylvania in the 16th century, Cluj became its capital. In 1920 the city, with the rest of Transylvania, was incorporated into Romania. Napoca was added to the citys name in 1974. Cluj-Napoca is the county capital.
Who founded Cluj-Napoca?
The modern city of Cluj-Napoca was founded by German settlers as Klausenburg in the 13th Century. The name Napoca was added to the traditional Romanian city name Cluj by dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu in 1974 as a means of asserting Romanian claims to the region on the basis of the theory of Daco-Roman Continuity.
When was Cluj-Napoca built?
What is the capital of Romania?
Bucharest Romania/Capitals Bucharest was first mentioned in documents in 1459. It became the capital of Romania in 1862 and is the centre of Romanian media, culture and art.
How do you pronounce Cluj-Napoca?
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Is Transylvania Hungarian or Romanian?
After World War I, Transylvania became part of Romania. In 1940 Northern Transylvania reverted to Hungary as a result of the Second Vienna Award, but it was reclaimed by Romania after the end of World War II.