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About Craiova and University of Craiova

Craiova, one of the largest cities in Romania, is situated in the south-west of the country; it dates back to the days of the Dacians who named it Pelendava.

Not very far from Bucharest(200 km), Craiova lies in the Romanian Plain, on the left side of the river Jiu, at equal distance(about 100 km) from the Danube (to the South) and the Carpathians (to the North).

As the capital of the historical province of Oltenia, Craiova is an historic, commercial and cultural centre.

The town is famous for its university, which gladly accepts foreign students.The National Theatre has achived great fame being awarded many intrnational prizes at fastivals all over the world.The Art Museum with its permanent "C. Brancusi" exhibition is worth visiting.There are also many other places of cultural interest.

The University of Craiova was founded in 1947. Nowadays, it comprises 17 faculties and 2 colleges: philology, philosophy, sociology, history, law, chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, theology, economics, agronomy and polytechnics.


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