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Brașov (Romanian pronunciation: [braˈʃov] ; also known by other ) is a city in Romania and the administrative centre of Brașov County. According to the last Romanian census, from 2011, there were 253,200 people living within the city of Brașov, making it the 7th most populous city in Romania, and the metropolitan area is home to 369,896 residents. Brașov is located in the central part of the country, about 166 kilometres (103 miles) north of Bucharest and 380 kilometres (236 miles) from the Black Sea. It is surrounded by the Southern Carpathians and is part of the Transylvania region. The city is notable for being the birthplace of the national anthem of Romania and for hosting the Golden Stag International Music Festival.


The charming old medieval centre with German influences permeating throughout seems a stark contrast to the modern aspects of the city. As one of the most visited cities in Transylvania, Brasov makes the list of Romania’s top destinations. It is nestled comfortably among the Carpathian Mountains, which puts it in close proximity to nature outings and excursions. The normally frigid weather places into the romantic cityscape, which is marked by centuries of changing architectural styles and cultural uplifts. The city today is home to some 220,000 people, a large number despite what its quaintness seems to have visitors believe.

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Facts and Stats for Brasov*

  • Pollution Statistics in Brasov

    Know the pollution level of Brasov before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 17.19 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 19.44 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 24.11 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 16.96 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 20.54 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25.89 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 9.17 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Brasov: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Brasov for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Brasov.

    • Burglary and Theft 32.26 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 21.67 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 13.71 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 61.29 (High)
    • Car Stealing 15.32 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 43.33 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 19.35 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 17.74 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 90.32 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 73.39 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 27.5 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 8.87 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 31.45 (Low)
  • Living in Brasov - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 75.16 (High)
    • Pollution Index 21.42 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 26.85 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 36.2 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 37.41 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.04 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 58.78 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Brasov

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Brasov

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.82 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30.49 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 69.41 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 45.64 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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