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Galati is a city in eastern Romania, just north of the confluence between the Danube River and the Siret River and capital of Galati county in Moldova, Romania.
The city is home to almost 300000 people, making it the 7th largest city in Romania.
The name comes from the Arabic "qal'at", meaning "fortress".
Galati is situated in southeastern Romania, 200 km northwest of Bucharest, on the banks of the Danube River. The city is just 15 km north of another major Romanian city, Braila, and plans are underway for a possible Galati-Braila merger that might create the second largest Romanian city with over 500000 inhabitants.
Iasi is the capital and largest city of both Iasi county and the region of Moldova, Romania. The city is home to almost 320000 people and used to serve as capital of the country during World War I and before 1861.
An important educational center, Iasi hosts the oldest Romanian University, University of Iasi, opened in 1860, along with five other universities.
The city was first mentioned in a document dating back to 1408 by Alexandu cel Bun (Alexander the Good), Prince of Moldova.
Iasi is situated in the region of Moldova in northeastern Romania. It lies on the banks of the Bahlui River, a tributary of the Jijia River which itself is a tributary of the Prut river that makes up the border between Romania and the Republic of Moldova.
The painted monasteries of northern Bucovina are seven stunning Orthodox monasteries situated in Suceava county, Bucovina, Moldova, Romania. They've been admitted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993.
All of the seven monasteries were build during the late 15th century and early 16th century.
The seven painted monasteries are:
- Church of Saint George Of The Former Voronet Monastery (or "Voronet Monastery" in short - built in Voronet in 1487;
- Church Of The Holy Rood Of Patrauti - built in Patrauti in 1487;
- Church Of The Beheading Of Saint John The Baptist - built in Arbore in 1503;