Braşov city

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A mix of Vlach and Turkic (Pecheneg or Cumman tribes) originally settled in this area.  The Romanian name Braşov and Hungarian Brassó are derived from Turkic.

German settlers and Teutonic knights, expelled from the Holy land, arrived during the 13th century. The town of Kronstadt (Braşov) was founded on the major trade route linking Transylvania and Wallachia.

 

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