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It all started at Iasi ...
The first Romanian member of the Royal Academy of Sciences in Berlin - Dimitrie Cantemir (1673–1723)

George Emil Palade, the First Romanian Laureate of the Nobel Prize (Iasi, 1912 - U.S.A., 2008)

The first Romanian operetta, “Baba Harca”/“The Old Witch”

The first 3D hologram in a Romanian Memorial Museum (Iasi, February, 2012)

The National Theatre “Vasile Alecsandri” is the First National Theatre in Romania


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Iasi - historical reference points 

  • Archaeological diggings certify the existence of human settlements on the today's territory of Iasi since Paleolithic.
  • 1408 - the first documentary attestation of the city
  • 1565 - during the second reign of Alexandru Lapusneanu, Iasi became the capital of Moldavia, being at that time an important economical, political and cultural centre.
  • 5th?of January 1859 - colonel Al. I. Cuza becomes the Prince of Moldavia
  • After the union of the Romanian Principalities on 24th of January 1859, Iasi functioned as the capital of Moldavia until the administrative union in 1862.
  • 1860 - Al. I. Cuza founds at Iasi the first university in Romania
  • 11th of November 1916  during World War I, the Royal Court, the Parliament and the Romanian Government withdrew from Bucharest to Iasi.

 

General information 

  • Region: North-East
  • Residence: Iasi
  • Location: Iasi is situated in the eastern side of Moldova, on the Bahlui River, affluent of Jijia that flows into the Prut River. It is the legendary city of the 7 hills: Cetățuia, Galata, Copou, Bucium, Șorogari, Repedea and Breazu
  • Population: 362.142 inhabitants
  • Total surface: 5.476 km
  • Coordinates: 47°9′44″N, 27°35′20″E
  • Includes: 2 municipalities (Iasi, Pascani), 3 cities (Harlău, Podu Iloaiei, Târgu Frumos), 93 communes
  • Twin cities: Poitiers (France), Xi'an (China), Monterrey(Mexico), Vinita (Ukraine), Padova (Italy), Isfahan (Iran), Sant Oreste (Italy), Morlupo Nazzano (Italy), Torrita Tiberina (Italy), Filacciano (Italy), Forano (Italy), Athens, Georgia (USA), Peristeri (Greece), Villeneuve d'Ascq (France), Jerihon (Palestine),
    Veliko Tarnovo (Bulgaria), Ilioupolis (Greece), Chisinau (Republic of Moldova), Cernauti (Ukraine), Ungheni (Republic of Moldova).
  • Iasi is the second city in the country taking into account the number of residents, but also in cultural, historical and academic terms
  • The second largest university centre in Romania

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