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Făgăraş (German: Fogarasch, Fugreschmarkt, Hungarian: Fogaras) is a city in central Romania, located in Braşov County. It lies on the Olt River and has a population of 35,400 as of 2004.
Although the city has become almost totally Romanian-populated through Saxon and Hungarian emigration, the diverse background is still obvious. The most important attraction points in the city are the fortress, Radu Negru High school, the Reformed Church and the local Catholic church.
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The name is alleged to derive from the Romanian word for "beech" (fag). Another source of the name is given by folk etymology to be Hungarian, as the rendering of "wood" (fa) and "money" (garas), with legends stating that money made of wood had been used to pay the peasants who built the fortress around 1310. A more plausible explanation is that the name is a cognate of the slavic word meaning mountain ("gora"). This is supported by the proximity of the Southern Carpatians and the prevalence of topographic names of slavic origin in Transylvania.
(From Wikipedia-the Free Encyclopedia)
For history of the city, see here .
You can see a part of the fortress of Făgăraş at the right.
I must admit that I was not able to find out the name of the central, water-reflected church.
Făgăraş was one the places that the Romanian members of TE visited during their last meeting, on 10-11 October 2009.

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