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Transfagarasan

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The Transfăgărăşan (trans (over, across) + Făgăraş) or DN7C is the highest and most dramatic paved road in Romania. Built as a strategic military route, the 90 km of twists and turns run North to South across the tallest sections of the Carpathian Mountains, between the highest peak in the country, Moldoveanu, and the second highest, Negoiu. The road connects the historic regions of Transylvania and Wallachia, and the cities of Sibiu and Piteşti.

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A: Transfagarasan

by Raul Nita, 500 meters away

Transfăgărăşan was built between 1970 and 1974. Perhaps a brief presentation in figures is difficult ...

Transfagarasan

B: Transfagarasan - a strategic military route in Romania

by Daniel Purece, 550 meters away

Built as a strategic military route, The Transfăgărăşan (trans + Făgăraş) or DN7C is the highest and ...

Transfagarasan - a strategic military route in Romania

C: Transfagaran - Virtual Tour 360 - Romania - Fagaras

by Daniel Purece, 550 meters away

The Transfăgărăşan (trans (over, across) + Făgăraş) or DN7C is the most dramatic and second highest p...

Transfagaran - Virtual Tour 360 - Romania - Fagaras

D: Transfagarasan - The amazing road from Romania

by Daniel Purece, 550 meters away

Built as a strategic military route, The Transfăgărăşan (trans + Făgăraş) or DN7C is the highest and ...

Transfagarasan - The amazing road from Romania

E: Transfagarasan Road

by Adi Mera, 820 meters away

Transfagarasan Road

F: Transfagarasan

by W. H. Mahyo, 1.0 km away

Built as a strategic military route, The Transfăgărăşan (trans + Făgăraş) or DN7C is the highest and ...

Transfagarasan

G: Transfagarasan road at winter

by Bogdan Barabas, 1.1 km away

This photo was made in early January from Capra waterfall.You can see that the waterfall is frozen.If...

Transfagarasan road at winter

H: Capra river

by Vieru Claudiu, 1.2 km away

This panorama was taken on the alpine road Transfagarasan. You can see towards north a beautiful view...

Capra river

I: Balea Lac

by Neculai Gabriel, 1.2 km away

Balea Lac

J: Balea Lake

by Adi Mera, 1.2 km away

Balea Lake

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This county has a total area of 6,862 km². The relief can be split into 3 distinctive parts. In the north side there are the mountains, from the Southern Carpathians group - the Făgăraş Mountains with Moldoveanu Peak (2,544 m), Negoiu Peak (2,535 m) and Vanatoarea lui Buteanu peak (2,508 m) towering the region, and in the North-East part the Leaotă Mountains. Between them there is a pass towards Braşov, the Rucăr-Bran Passage. The heights decrease, and in the center there are the sub-carpathian hills, with heights around 800 m, crossed with very deep valleys. In the south there is the northern part of the Romanian Plain.

The main river that crosses the county is the Argeş River in which almost all the other rivers coming from the mountains flow. In the south the main rivers are the Vedea River and the Teleorman River.

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