Tirgu Mures / Marosvasarhely

The venue is Tirgu Mures, Romania. The city is located at the centre of the historical region of Transylvania and covers an area of 49.3 square kilometers. It lies at the junction of three geographical regions of Transylvania (Transylvanian Plain, Mures Valley and Niraj Valley) at 330 m above sea level.


According to the 2002 census data the city had a population of 149,577. Among them 69,825 are Hungarians forming the largest urban Hungarian community in Romania. The city is officially bilingual and both Romanian and Hungarian languages are recognised as official and used in public signage, education, justice and access to public administration.


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Tirgu Mures has a continental climate characterised by warm dry summers and relatively cold winters. Winter temperatures are often below 0 C (32 F). Throughout the year there are 38 days with snow, and more than 60 days when the snow covers the ground. In summer, the average temperature is between 18 C (64 F) and 19 C (66 F) (the average for June, July and August), even though temperatures sometimes reach 36 C (97 F) during this period. On average, there are 143 days with precipitation over the course of the year, most frequently in December with 16 days and the least in August, September and October with 8 rainy days.


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Transylvania


Transylvania (Romanian: Transilvania or Ardeal, Hungarian: Erdely, German: Siebenburgen, Polish: Siedmiogrod, Latin: Transsilvania, Turkish: Erdel) is a historical region in the central part of Romania. Bounded on the east and south by the Carpathian mountain range, historical Transylvania extended in the west to the Apuseni Mountains; however, the term sometimes encompasses not only Transylvania proper, but also the historical regions of Crisana, Maramures, and Romanian part of Banat. The region of Transylvania is known for the scenic beauty of its Carpathian landscape and its rich history. In the English-speaking world it has been commonly associated with vampires, chiefly due to the influence of Bram Stoker's famous novel Dracula as well as the many later film adaptations.

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