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Romania facts and history in brief

Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Turda (Hungarian: Torda, German: Thorenburg) (population: 55,770) is a city in Cluj county, Romania, situated on the Aries river.

Founded as a Dacian city under the name Dierna, Turda was conquered by the Romans.
The castrum established was named Potaissa and became a municipium, then a colonia.
Potaissa was the basecamp of the Legio V Macedonica from 166 to 274.

In the Middle Ages, Turda was the residence of the Transylvanian Diet.
Turda was the site of the Peace of Turda, which guaranteed religious freedom in Transylvania in 1568.

The Romans began extracting salt from the nearby salt mines, which were used for this purpose until their closure in 1932.
The mines have been reopened for tourism.

For a more information about Turda see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This page was retrieved and condensed from (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turda) November 2005
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This information was correct in November 2005. E. & O.E.

Hui Chin and I visited Turda while we were travelling around Romania during 2000.

A very nice place with nice, friendly people.

Unfortunately I do not have all 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.



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