By: Dogaru Erika- Andreea High-school: Pontus Euxinus Lumina Class: 10A
Sibiu is a city in Transylvania, a historical region of Romania. Located some 275 km (171 mi) north-west of Bucharest , the city straddles the Cibin River, a tributary of the river Olt . Now the capital of the Sibiu County, between 1692 and 1791 and 1849–65 Sibiu was also the capital of the Principality of Transylvania.
Nicknamed The City with Eyes , the city is a well-known tourist destination for both domestic and foreign visitors. Known for its culture, history, gastronomy and its diverse architecture, which includes its much iconic houses with eyes that gave Sibiu its nickname, the city has been getting much attention since the beginning of the 21st century.
Sibiu is also known for its Christmas market . Personalities include Conrad Haas and Hermann Oberth , who were pioneers of rocketry . The company Elrond, which created the eGold cryptocurrency (among the biggest in the world), was founded by people from Sibiu .
Sibiu was initially a Daco -Roman city called Cedonia . The town was refounded by Saxon (German) settlers brought there by king Géza II of Hungary. They came from territories of the Holy Roman Empire and Kingdom of France (nowadays parts of Germany, France and the Benelux countries) and arrived at around 1147.
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