PILOT CITY

Bucharest/București

Bucharest is the capital and largest city of Romania, as well as its cultural, industrial, and financial centre. It is located in the southeast of the country, on the banks of the Dâmbovița River, less than 60 km north of the Danube River and the Bulgarian border.

According to the 2011 census, 1,883,425 inhabitants live within the city limits,  a decrease from the 2002 census. The urban area extends beyond the limits of Bucharest proper and has a population of about 1.9 million people.

Bucharest’s economy is mainly focused on trade and services; the services sector particularly grew in importance in recent years. The city has over 100,000 active local units (firms), including the headquarters for almost all the major companies operating in Romania.

In 2015 the per capita urban waste production represented 343 kg, of which 15% was separately collected.

Credits: Tourism Department of Bucharest

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