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Cluj-Napoca by the Apuseni Mountains, Romania

46.7N 23.5E

December 29th, 2010 Category: Mountains

Romania - December 21st, 2010

This orthorectified image shows the city of Cluj-Napoca (large white area, upper right quadrant), commonly known as Cluj, the fourth most populous city in Romania and the seat of Cluj County in the northwestern part of the country.

The city lies at the confluence of the Apuseni Mountains, the Someş plateau and the Transylvanian plain. It sprawls over the valleys of Someşul Mic and Nadăş, and, to some extent over the secondary valleys of the Popeşti, Chintău, Borhanci and Popii rivers.

The southern part of the city occupies the upper terrace of the northern slope of Feleac Hill, and is surrounded on three sides by hills or mountains with heights between 500 metres (1,600 ft) and 700 metres (2,300 ft).

The Someş plateau is situated to the east, while the northern part of town includes Dealurile Clujului (“the Hills of Cluj”), with the peaks, Lombului (684 m), Dealul Melcului (617 m), Techintău (633 m), Hoia (506 m) and Gârbău (570 m). Other hills are located in the western districts, and the hills of Calvaria and Cetăţuia (Belvedere) are located near the centre of city.

Built on the banks of Someşul Mic River, the city is also crossed over by brooks or streams such as Pârâul Ţiganilor, Pârâul Popeşti, Pârâul Nădăşel, Pârâul Chintenilor, Pârâul Becaş, Pârâul Murătorii; Canalul Morilor runs through the centre of town.

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