My country,my hometown,my school ghe.zamfir's pan flute

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My country,my hometown,my school ghe.zamfir's pan flute

  1. 1. -Romania is located in Eastern Europe -We have a population of 19 million people -Our capital city is Bucharest which is called “Little Paris” -We speak Romanian, 1 of the 5 European Latin languages : French,Italian,Spanish, Portuguese and Romanian -Romania has all major relief forms: Carpathian Mountains, hills, plains,the Black Sea
  2. 2. -The river Danube flows into the Black Sea in Romania forming the youngest continental land in Europe:The Danube Delta. -Romania has 1/3 of Europe’s thermal and mineral springs -We have the largest salt mine in Europe -Romania is home of 7 Unesco World Heritage Sites -We have the only Merry Cemetery in the world -We have over 190 castles. Bran Castle is the most famous because it was the inspiration for Dracula's Castle in the Bram Stoker's celebrated novel, "Dracula“.
  3. 3. Forbes.com placed Sibiu no.8 among the 10 “Europe's Most Idyllic Places To Live” “ In the heart of Transylvania lies Sibiu, an important but little known city of 160,000. Outside Romania, Transylvania is best known as the sinister setting of Bram Stoker's novel Dracula. Yet within Romania, the region is known for the outstanding beauty of its Carpathian mountain landscape and its rich and significant history. In 2007, Sibiu, the city with cobbled streets and pastel colored buildings, was the European capital of culture.”
  4. 4. The city of Sibiu was first mentioned in documents in 1191 and is one of the most important cities in Transylvania. Romanians, Germans(former Saxons) and Hungarians have been leaving here for more than eight hundred years. In German the city is called Hermannstadt,in Romanian is called Sibiu,derived from the Latin name of the first settlement Cibinium and Nagyszeben in Hungarian. The first Saxons settlers came from Moselle river region and Luxemberg and were invited to Transylvania by Hungarian kings to defend the border territories against Turk and Tatar attacks. In exchange for their help in defending the borders they were offered land and privileges. The next waves of settlers came from Rhineland, Southern Low Countries, Thuringia, Bavaria and even France.
  5. 5. The Saxons created “the land of the 7 fortresses “Siebenbürgen” or “Transylvania”, seven fortified cities, as well as numerous villages in which fortified churches were raised to serve as a shelter in the event of an attack. These fortified churches built by the village communities, an architectural formula which is considered unique in whole Europe. Charles, Prince of Wales has a long standing interest in Romania and the fortress churches from Transylvania and has visited the country regularly since his first visit in 1998.He became something of a spokesman for Transylvania and started buying properties in these villages, restoring them and turning them into guest houses. Prince Charles claims distant kinship with Vlad the Impaler,the 15th century Wallachian ruler on whom the Irish novelist Bram Stoker based his Dracula.
  6. 6. 1292 The first 1380 The first 1494 The first 1534 The first 1544 The first 1551 The first Hass hospital in Romania. documented school in Romania pharmacy in Romania paper mill in Romania book in Romanian is printed here. experiment with rockets in the world by Conrad
  7. 7. 1782 Franz Joseph Müller discovers the chemical element Telur 1795 At Cisnadie(near Sibiu) is installed the first lightning rod in SE Europe. 1817 Brukenthal Museum, the first museum in Romania 1852 First issue of the oldest newspaper in SE Europe 1859 The Liars Bridge, the first cast-iron bridge in Romania 1904 The second city in Europe with an electric tramway 1928 The first Zoological Garden in Romania 2007 Sibiu is European Capital of Culture together with Luxemburg
  8. 8. It is a general secondary school comprising: 1.Primary / Elementary School – Reception class and grades I-IV 2.Lower Secondary school (Gymnasium) - grades V-VIII Primary subjects include Math, Romanian Language, a foreign language, English, German,or French, History, Geography, Science, Art, Introduction to computers(optional), Religion, Music, Physical Education and Civic Education. Upper level pupils (fifth grade onwards) have additional subjects and may have around thirty to thirty-two hours of class per week. Additional subjects include Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Latin and Technology. Some schools may also add one or two optional subjects depending on their choice.
  9. 9. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication /communication reflects the views only of the author, School No.13 Sibiu, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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