"Bucharest is the capital city, industrial, and commercial centre of Romania. It is located in the southeast of the country and lies on the banks of the Dâmboviţa River. It was originally known as Dâmboviţa citadel.
In the period between the two World Wars, the city's elegant architecture and the sophistication of its elite earned Bucharest the nickname of the "Paris of the East" or "Little Paris" (Micul Paris). Although many buildings and districts in the historic centre were damaged or destroyed by war, earthquakes and Nicolae Ceauşescu's program of systematization, many survived." - in: wikipediaCard sent by "violeta13."