History of Bucharest

The history of Bucharest covers the time from the early settlements on the locality's territory (and that of the surrounding area in Ilfov County) until its modern existence as a city, capital of Wallachia, and present-day capital of Romania.

Read more about History Of Bucharest:  Ancient Times, Kiselyov and Alexandru II Ghica, 1840s and 1850s, Capital of The United Principalities, Communist Era, 1989 To Present-day, Administrative History, Religious and Communal History, Population History, Treaties Signed in Bucharest

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