Bacău – The City at the Confluence of Bistrița with Siret

General Information

Municipality in  Moldavia, the  residence of Bacău County  is located at an altitude of 165 m in the Siret Valley, right by the river Bistrița (due to which there is a hydroelectric plant that supplies a part of the electricity of the city), near the confluence with the Siret. Also known as the city of Bacovia, Bacău counted during the census of 2011, a number of 144.307 inhabitants.

The Prefecture of Bacău – Photo: Nicoleta Tudor

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Mures, an Affluent of the Past

General Characteristics

raul_muresMures is the biggest affluent of Tisa, and a main affluent of the Danube. The river, which crosses the city with the same name, springs from the Hasmasu Mare massif, drains Gheorgheni Rau Depression, and it is the left affluent of Tisa: 756 km (of which 718,5 km on Romanian territory). It also crosses the volcanic chain (through Toplita-Deda Defile), and then the Transylvanian Plateau (from north-east to south-west), and last, but not the least, it separates the Poiana Rusca Mountains from the Apuseni Mountains through the Deva-Rodna defile.

Mures is a river that flows between Romania and Hungary, marking on a portion of 22.3 km the Romanian-Hungarian border. It is considered one of the most significant rivers of the Carpathian basin, for the length of the main course is of 780 km of which 28.130 km2, respectively 761 km, are included on the Romanian territory. The main affluents of Mures are Târnava, Arieş, Sebeş, Cugir and Cerna.

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Padis Karst Plateau – an Impressive Landscaping Area

General Data

This plateau (from Bihor county) is situated at a height of 1200-1400 m, and it constitutes one of the most precious, fancy, and impressive landscape area of the Apuseni Mountains and the Romanian Carpathians, possessing a rich and diversified range of karst phenomena. Among these can be noted by their greatness and frequency the sinkholes, keys, caves, potholes, and blind valleys.

Spre Cetatea Radesii (
To Radesii Citadel (

This touristic area is declared to be a natural reservation with a surface of 450 ha. From the Padis cottage, situated at an altitude of 1280 m, one may get to all the touristic places. The cottage is built under the top of the Motului Church.

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