Nowadays Cluj-Napoca is not seen as “the heart of Transylvania” only due to its geographical position or to its history, but also thanks to a series of factors whose achievement was possible only because of its fascinating population.
Here are 10 facts about Cluj-Napoca that will make you love this city.
In the 18th and early 19th centuries under the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Cluj had a long stint as the capital of the empire’s Transylvanian province, an unofficial title it retains to this day.
European Youth Forum awarded Cluj-Napoca the title of European Youth Capital in 2015.
A survey, published by the Office for National Statistics, in 2014, shows that Cluj is the most tolerant city in Europe in regard to welcoming foreigners.
Cluj-Napoca is a candidate for the European Cultural Capital in 2021, with real chances of success.
The Romanian city of Cluj-Napoca ranks first among 100 larger cities of the European Union in terms of air quality.
According to the latest Forbes ranking of Best Cities for Business in Romania 2016, Cluj-Napoca was ranked 2nd.
Cluj IT Cluster has gathered more than 30 powerful companies, that make more that 100 million in revenue.
Romania is listed among the Top 20 countries, in terms of attractive offshoring destinations and Cluj-Napoca is the leading city in Romania in terms of IT exports, with 90% of the local IT market involving outsouricing services.
Cluj-Napoca is placed amongst the first 31 world destinations for investments in the field of information technology (IT), highlighting the key aspects which make it attractive: the specialists, the costs and the geographic position.