Bacau is the name of a city and county (Bacau county) in Romania.
The city is situated among the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, and on the Bistrita River, which enters the Siret River about 8 kilometres (5 miles) to the south, covering a land surface of 41km² and having an estimated population of 180,000. The Ghimesh Pass links Bacau to Transylvania.
During WWI and the occupation of Wallachia by the Germans, Bacau was the headquarters of the Romanian Army.
County: Bacau County
Status: County capital
Area: 41 km²
Population: 180,000 (2002)
Geographical coordinates: 46°35' N / 26°55' E
Web: City Website
Access / Transportation
The city is situated in north-eastern part of Romania, in the hystorical region of Moldova, at about 300 km north of Bucharest.
The city of Bacau is served by Bacau International Airport which provides daily direct links with Romanian cities Bucharest and Timisoara, and international links with 11 cities in Italy and Germany.
The Bacau railway station (Gara Bacau) is one of the busiest in Romania; it has access to the railway magistral 500.
Thus the city is connected to the main Romanian cities; the railway station is an important transit stop for international trains from Ukraine, Russia, Bulgaria.
The city has access to the DN2 road (E85) that links it to the Romanian capital, Bucharest (to the south) and the cities of Suceava and Iasi (to the north).
The European road E574 is the access to Transylvania region and the city of Brasov.
The city is located also at the intersection of several national roads.
For a more information about Bacau see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This page was retrieved and condensed from
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacau) November 2005
Hui Chin and I explored Bacau and the nearby area for a while to check out the Csango Hungarians, living so far and isolated from Hungary, trying to maintain their language, history and culture.
We spent some time in town and around the neighbouring district, taken many photos and enjoyed ourselves in this beautiful and friendly place.
A very pituresque and historically interesting place.
The Csango people in the city and the sorrounding area are some of the nicest people we have ever met.
Amongst the places we have visited Unguri (Magyarfalú), Albeny (Albény), Valea Mare (Nagypatak) and Tamasi (Tamási) are the main ones that would stand out.
Unfortunately I do not have many of my photos of this place left, although we had four cameras between us and we have taken many, many photos wherever we went, two of my most favoured cameras: a JVC video camera I favoured because of the quality of photos it produced, ease of use and its excellent compression rate, and my Panasonic camera for its miniature size. Both had large, 512 MB SD Cards and many thousands of photos on them were stolen from my bag, later into our trip, by some 'lowlife', with my wallet and money.
You'll see this message a few times, because my JVC and Panasonic cameras' cards had many-many pictures stored on them.
You can click on these photos for an enlargement.
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