|Settled||Before 14th century|
|First official record||1408|
|• Mayor||Mihai Chirica (Independent)|
|• County Seat||93.9 km2 (36.3 sq mi)|
|• Metro||808 km2 (312 sq mi)|
|Elevation||60 m (200 ft)|
|• County Seat||290,422|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||3,092/km2 (8,010/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
|Area code(s)||+40 x32|
The Tatars burned the city down in 1513. The Ottoman Empire also burned the city down in 1538 and people from the Imperial Russian army did so again in 1686. As if that weren't enough for the people of Iaşi, the plague spread throughout the city in 1734.
Iaşi was the capital of Moldavia from 1568 to 1859. When World War I happened, Iaşi became the capital of Romania. This happened when the Central Powers took Bucharest on 6 December 1916. Bucharest became the capital again when Imperial Germany was defeated.
Iaşi can be found on the Bahlui River, which is a tributary of the Jijia. Forests and uplands are very common. These woods and hills include the monasteries of Cetăţuia, Frumoasa, and Galata. People have thought that Iaşi was built on seven hills (Cetăţuia, Galata, Copou-Aurora, Bucium-Păun, Şorogari, Repedea and Breazu in Romanian).
The population of Iaşi has changed a bit over the years:
The following are the sister cities of Iaşi:
- Chişinău, Moldova.
- Assiut, Egypt.
- Atlanta, United States.
- Filacciano, Italy.
- Forano, Italy.
- Ilioupoli, Greece.
- Isfahan, Iran.
- Jericho, Palestine.
- Ramleh, Israel.
- Kozani, Greece.
- Monterrey, Mexico.
- Morlupo, Italy.
- Nazzano, Italy.
- Padua, Italy.
- Peristeri, Greece.
- Poitiers, France.
- Rhodes, Greece.
- Quebec City, Canada.
- Sant'Oreste, Italy.
- Torrita Tiberina, Italy.
- Villeneuve d'Ascq, France.
- Vinnytsia, Ukraine.
- Xi'an, China.
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