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About Cluj-NapocaCluj-Napoca is the third largest city in Romania, and sits geographically equidistant from Bucharest, Budapest and Belgrade. The city’s history can be traced back to the Roman era, when Emperor Hadrian granted the settlement the status of municipium in the 1st century AD; the city has since expanded to contain around 300,000 people, of which it is estimated 80% are Romanian, the rest being made up of Hungarian, Roma, and German people.
Cluj-Napoca is home to a thriving arts scene, comprising an array of museums, galleries, theatres and music venues, where traditional Romanian folk-culture is combined with modern methods of expression to form a truly unique cultural identity.
The city caters well for its population of around 20,000 students, with many opportunities for accommodation, study, sport and entertainment. The city’s nightlife has grown steadily since the 1990s, with strong representations in jazz/blues, heavy metal and techno music.