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Bacău

Administration
Full nameBacau
Official nameBacau
Settlement typeCity
CountryRomania
CountyMunicipality of Bacau
Founded1408 (first official record)
Government
MayorRomeo Stavarache
Geography
Total Area23.5 sq mi (61 km2)
Demography
Total Population175,500|population_footnotes= (2002 census)
Density (pop.)4257/km2 (11025.6/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneEET (UTC+2)
- Summer (DST)EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code6xxxxx
Area code+40
Car PlatesBC

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Bacău (-robaˈkəw-Ro-Bacău is the main city in Bacău County, Romania. It covers a land surface of 43 km2, and, as of January 1, 2009, has an estimated population of 177,087. The city is situated in the historical region of Moldavia, at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, and on the Bistriţa River (which meets the Siret River about 8 km (5 mi) to the south of Bacău). The Ghimeş Pass links Bacău to Transylvania.


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