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Brasov

Braşov is a county (judeţ) of Romania, in Transylvania. The county incorporates within its boundaries most of the Medieval "lands" (ţări) Burzenland and Făgăraş Land. Braşov is one of the most prosperous regions of Romania and has a tradition in industry. The predominant industries in the county are:mechanical and automotive industry, chemical industry, construction materials and food industry. Braşov also contains some of the most attractive tourist destinations in Romania. Braşov metropolitan area is a region in Braşov County, that includes the municipality of Braşov  and 15 other nearby communities. It was constituted in 2007 with the aim of creating business opportunities, building and administering of living spaces and recreational areas, to attract more consistent investments and to coordinate better environment and infrastructure projects. As of 2009, the area has a population of 403,867. The total area is 1,361.01 km². Braşov is the capital of Braşov County, with a population of 284,596, and is the 8th largest Romanian city. Braşov is located in the central part of the country, about 166 km from Bucharest. It is surrounded by the Southern Carpathians, and is part of the Transylvania region.
The irrational industrialization from the past, the climate change and the recent international financial crisis demand important changes on the urban development of Braşov and the surrounding cities. With the help of the European Structural Funds Braşov wants to implement the Integrated Development Plan which have been recently developed not only for Braşov, but for the entire Braşov  Metropolitan Area.
Intended actions are to promote a better cooperation between the city administration and the MAs by setting up a helpdesk for the cities in order to assist them in their relations with the MAs and to build up and professionalize the expertise on EU-funding within the city administration especially in sustainable urban development, environment and innovation.
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