What does bucharest mean?

Definitions for bucharestˈbu kəˌrɛst, ˈbyu-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Bucharest, Bucharesti, Bucuresti, capital of Romania(noun)

    national capital and largest city of Romania in southeastern Romania


  1. Bucharest(ProperNoun)

    The capital city of Romania.

  2. Origin: Anglicization of Bucureşti, from (personal name) + -eşti.


  1. Bucharest

    Bucharest is the capital municipality, cultural, industrial, and financial centre of Romania. It is the largest city in Romania, located in the southeast of the country, at 44°25′57″N 26°06′14″E / 44.43250°N 26.10389°E, lies on the banks of the Dâmbovița River, less than 70 kilometres north of the Danube. Bucharest was first mentioned in documents in 1459. It became the capital of Romania in 1862 and is the centre of Romanian media, culture and art. Its architecture is a mix of historical, interbellum, Communist-era and modern. In the period between the two World Wars, the city's elegant architecture and the sophistication of its elite earned Bucharest the nickname of "Little Paris". Although buildings and districts in the historic city centre were heavily damaged or destroyed by war, earthquakes, and above all Ceaușescu's program of systematization, many survived. In recent years, the city has been experiencing an economic and cultural boom. According to preliminary data from 2011 census, 1,677,985 inhabitants live within the city limits, a decrease from the figure recorded at the 2002 census. The urban area extends beyond the limits of Bucharest proper and has a population of 1.93 million people. Adding the satellite towns around the urban area, the proposed metropolitan area of Bucharest would have a population of 2.2 million people. According to Eurostat, Bucharest has a Larger Urban Zone of 2,151,880 residents. According to unofficial data, the population is more than 3 million. Bucharest is the 11th largest city in the European Union by population within city limits.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Bucharest

    capital of Roumania, picturesquely situated on the Dambovitza, a tributary of the Danube, in a fertile plain, 180 m. from the Black Sea; is a meanly built but well-fortified town, with the reputation of the most dissolute capital in Europe; there is a Catholic cathedral and a university; it is the emporium of trade between the Balkan and Austria; textiles, grain, hides, metal, and coal are the chief articles in its markets.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bucharest in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bucharest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ilie Nastase:

    My ambition is to do a good job. I never plan anything. (running for mayor of Bucharest, Romania)

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