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Moldavia - a region of Romania In orange : old Moldavia Moldavia - Republic of Moldavia or parts from Ukraine today. The county and the city of Iaşi ROMANIA Our town, Iaşi, is located in the region Moldova, which is the eastern part of Romania. On the map, Moldavia is colored in orange. As you can see on the map, today’s Moldavian Republic and parts of Ukraine are also colored in orange, because in the past they were Romanian regions too.
City of Iasi seen from the Repedea Hill Geography The city of Iaşi lies on the Bahlui River, a tributary of the Ji j ia (tributary of the Prut). The surrounding county is one of uplands and woods, featuring the monasteries of Cetăţuia, Frumoasa, Galata (with nearby mineral springs), and the dendrological park of Repedea. Iaşi itself stands amid vineyards and gardens, partly on two hills, partly in the in-between valley. It is a common belief that Iaşi is built on seven hills (coline in Romanian): Cetăţuia, Galata, Copou-Aurora, Bucium-Păun, Şorogari, Repedea and Breazu, thus triggering comparisons with Rome, the city of the seven hills. The city area is 93.9 km 2 (36.3 sq mi).
Picture of Iaşi from satellite Climate Iaşi has a continental climate with four distinct seasons. Summers are very warm with temperatures sometimes exceeding 32 °C (90 °F) while winters are cold and windy with moderate snowfall and temperatures at night sometimes dropping below –10 °C (14 °F). Average monthly precipitation ranges from about 25 mm (1 in) in October to 100 mm (4 in) in June.
Iaşi was the capital of Moldavia since 156 4 to 1861 . Iaşi during the XVI and XVIII century - Engravings - - Short history -
Iaşi in the XIX century <ul><li>Old royal court </li></ul>- Short history -
Iaşi in the XIX century <ul><li>“ The Main Avenue” </li></ul>- Short history -
The old theatre from the XIX century The old theatre was built in 1846. This building burnt in 1888. - Short history -
During the first world war, Iaşi was again the capital of Romania since 1916 to 1918. <ul><li>Iaşi in 1926 – picture taken from the Royal Palace </li></ul>- Short history -
Iaşi City Hall <ul><li>The building was constructed between 1800 and 1816 in Classical style. The architect Johann Freiwald reconstructed it upon the request of the owner, Nicolae Roset Rosnovanu. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1891 , Vasile Pogor , Mayor of Iaşi at the time, took the initiative and the Local Council bought the building and turned it into the City Hall. </li></ul>Nowadays buildings
The National Theatre and the square in front of it Iaşi – city of theatres Nowadays buildings 2008
<ul><li>Built in Neo - baroque style between 1894 - 1896. </li></ul><ul><li>The building calls to mind the first days of the Romanian theatre, the first plays in Romanian staged in Iaşi by Gh. Asachi (1816). </li></ul><ul><li>The theatre lodges one of the most beautiful performance rooms of Romania. </li></ul>Nowadays buildings
<ul><li>The theatre’s lodges in one of the most beautiful performance rooms in Romania. </li></ul>The hall of the theater Inside the theatre
Theatre for children – “The Morning Star” Nowadays buildings
T he first modern university in Romania was founded at Iaşi in 1860. The building of the old university is now the University of Medicine and Pharmacy „Gr. T. Popa” The founder of the University was the first ruler of United Principalities, Alexandru Ioan Cuza. <ul><ul><li>Now, with five public universities, Iaşi is one of the most important university center of the country. </li></ul></ul>Iaşi – city of Universities
Alexandru Ioan Cuza U niversity Al. I. Cuza University at the beginning of XX century … and today
<ul><li>The present building of the University was built between 1893-1897 and the architect Louis Le Blanc made its plans. Inside you can find the Monumental Hall and the “Hall of the Lost Steps”, adorned with frescoes painted by the contemporary artist Sabin Balasa. </li></ul>