Ten fun facts about Bucharest

Fact 1
Because of the city's elegant architecture, it has earned the nickname 'Little Paris'.

Fact 2
The Palace of Parliament, located in Bucharest, is the world's largest civilian building with an administrative function, most expensive administrative building and the heaviest building.

Fact 3
In 1996, the Museum of the Romanian Peasant was declared European Museum of the Year.

Fact 4
Bucharest was the first city in Southeastern Europe to host the international Cow Parade in 2005, which displayed dozens of decorated cow sculptures throughout the city.

Fact 5
Romania's largest recording label is located in Bucharest as well as some of the best electronic music clubs in Europe including the Kristal Glam Club.

Fact 6
The Theodor Pallady Museum is one of the oldest surviving merchant houses in Bucharest and includes work by the Romanian painter Theodor Pallady.

Fact 7
Arcul de Triumf was constructed in 1935 in the city to be modeled after the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

Fact 8
The Memorial of Rebirth monument celebrates the struggles and victims of the Romanian Revolution of 1989 but is often called an 'olive on a toothpick' because of its design.

Fact 9
Bucharest is the 6th largest city in the European Union by population within city limits.

Fact 10
Though the number of street children has declined and is below the average of other European cities, there are approximately 1,000 street children still in the city; some of whom beg and commit petty crimes.

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Short about Bucharest
The capital municipality of Romania.