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There is also another Romanian village of the same name in Braşov County.

Vulcan
—  Municipality  —

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Vulcan is located in Romania
Vulcan
Location of Vulcan, Hunedoara
Coordinates: 45°22′52″N 23°17′29″E / 45.38111°N 23.29139°E / 45.38111; 23.29139
Country  Romania
County Hunedoara County
Status Municipality
Government
 - Mayor Gheorghe Ile (Conservative Party)
Area
 - Total 87.31 km2 (33.7 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 - Total 30,188
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://www.vulcan-vj.ro/

Vulcan (formerly Jiu-Vaidei-Vulcan, Hungarian: Vulkán, Zsilyvajdejvulkán (Zsily-Vajdej-Vulkán), German: Wolkersdorf, Wulkan) is a city in Hunedoara county, Romania. With a population of 30,188, it is the second-largest city in the Jiu Valley. It includes the villages Paroşeni and Dealul Babii.

The city is named after the Vulcan Pass that connects the Jiu Valley to Oltenia, itself being derived from Slavic "vlk", meaning "wolf".

The coal resources of the region were discovered in 1788 while the Austrian General Landau defended Vulcan from the Ottoman Turks. One night the soldiers could not put out the camp fire they made, as the piles of coal underneath had caught fire. General Landau thought that he could stop the Turks without a fight by setting piles of coal on fire. The Turks noted the large numbers of fires on the heights and thought that the Austrian army was much larger than theirs and retreated.

In 1850, the first mine was set up by the Hoffman brothers of Braşov.

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Ethnic structure

People

See also

External links

  • Jiu Valley Portal - the regional portal host of the official Vulcan municipal website
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Vulcan
—  Municipality  —
File:Coa Vulcan HD
Coat of arms

Vulcan
Location of Vulcan, Hunedoara
Coordinates: 45°22′52″N 23°17′29″E / 45.38111°N 23.29139°E / 45.38111; 23.29139Coordinates: 45°22′52″N 23°17′29″E / 45.38111°N 23.29139°E / 45.38111; 23.29139
Country  Romania
County Hunedoara County
Status Municipality
Government
 - Mayor Gheorghe Ile (Conservative Party)
Area
 - Total 87.31 km2 (33.7 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 - Total 30,188
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://www.vulcan-vj.ro/

Vulcan (formerly Jiu-Vaidei-Vulcan, Hungarian: Vulkán, Zsilyvajdejvulkán (Zsily-Vajdej-Vulkán), German: Wolkersdorf, Wulkan) is a city in Hunedoara county, Romania. With a population of 30,188, it is the second-largest city in the Jiu Valley. It includes the villages Paroşeni and Dealul Babii.

The city is named after the Vulcan Pass that connects the Jiu Valley to Oltenia, itself being derived from Slavic "vlk", meaning "wolf".

The coal resources of the region were discovered in 1788 while the Austrian General Landau defended Vulcan from the Ottoman Turks. One night the soldiers could not put out the camp fire they made, as the piles of coal underneath had caught fire. General Landau thought that he could stop the Turks without a fight by setting piles of coal on fire. The Turks noted the large numbers of fires on the heights and thought that the Austrian army was much larger than theirs and retreated.

In 1850, the first mine was set up by the Hoffman brothers of Braşov.

Contents

Ethnic structure

People

See also

External links

  • Jiu Valley Portal - the regional portal host of the official Jiu Valley municipal websites


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