The city of Craiova is located in the center of the historical Oltenia region, in a relatively low relief area of the plain, being part of the extensive Romanian Plain. More specifically, Craiova is located in the Oltenia Plain, and the average altitude of the city is 100 m high. The climate in Craiova city is temperate-continental plain with strong influences coming from the Mediterranean Sea due to the location of the city in the south of Romania. Because of this, summers are long, warm and dry, and mild winters and short. The average annual temperature is 11-12 ° C. The city of Craiova is crossed by the Jiu river, one of the most important in the country, the lakes of Balta Craiovița and Izvorului being in its territory.