Bucharest is Romania’s capital and at the same time, the largest city industrial and commercial center of the country. Population of 1,944,367 inhabitants is that Bucharest is the sixth city in population in the European Union. In fact, however, Bucharest gather daily over three million people, and experts predict that over the next five years, the total will exceed four million. Add to this the fact that the settlements around the city, which will be part of future metropolitan area population totals about 430,000 inhabitants.
The first mention of locality appears in 1459. In 1859 became the capital of Romania. Since then undergoes constant change, being the art scene, culture and media. Between the two world wars, Bucharest elite elegant architecture and brought the nickname “Little Paris.” Currently, the capital has the same administrative level as a county and is divided into six sectors.
Bucharest is located in the southeast, from Ploiesti, Giurgiu north to south. Plain City is Vlasiei, which is part of the Romanian Plain. To the east lies Baragan in Găvanu Burdea Plain west and south is bordered by Plain Burnazului.
Plain Bucharest has altitudes between 100-115 m in the north-west and 50-60 m in the south-east in the meadow Dambovita. The city itself is between 58 m and 90 m altitude. Over 50% of its area is within the range of 80-100 m hypsometric and slope do not exceed the value of 2o. Fragmentation is more pronounced in the eastern half, where it reaches 1 to 1.5 km/km2.