The City of Sibiu/Hermannstadt is situated
in the Eastern Europe, in the center of Romania at the crosspoint
of the 45°48' parallel, northern latitude with the 24°29'
meridian eastern longitude.
Sibiu/Hermannstadt is located in the South of Transylvania,
on the northern slopes of the Carpathian Mountains (Fagaras,
Lotru and Cibin ranges), 413 meters above sea level. The city,
which is the capital of the County of Sibiu, enjoys a mild
With its 155.045 permanent inhabitants plus 25.000 temporary
inhabitants (mainly students), Sibiu/Hermannstadt is the biggest
city in the county (423.061 inhabitants) and one of the most
important in Transylvania.
The city’s community is made up of different ethnic
groups. The large majority of the population are Romanians
(94%), speaking Romanian, the only Latin language in the Eastern
Europe. Romanians live together with small communities of
Germans (2%) – descendants of German colonists who emigrated
in the 12th century from the area where Luxembourg is nowadays,
with Hungarians (2%) and Roma (0,5%), and a very small Jewish
community, all contributing with particular cultural influences
to the life of the city.
The same diversity describes the landscape of faiths and beliefs
in Sibiu/Hermannstadt: alongside the Orthodox (91%) live and
practise freely their belief Reformed (3%), Roman-Catholics
(1,5%), Greek-Catholics (2%).
The diversity of its inhabitants, belonging to different ethnic
groups, generations and lifestyles, gives the city a unique
flair. Consequently, the residents of Sibiu/Hermannstadt have
developed an intercultural consciousness, which greatly contributes
to the quality of life in this city.
The key economic areas are the auto supply industry, mechanical
engineering, textile industry, logistics and packaging, food
items, textiles and clothing, trade and craftsmanship. In
recent years, the electronics industry has begun to flourish.
One of the main concerns for the city is attracting new investors
to locate their businesses in Sibiu/Hermannstadt.
A new industrial park has been recently completed.
Sibiu/Hermannstadt has a diverse media industry, including
newspapers, magazines, local radio and television stations.
The city has a well-developed network of educational institutions
at all levels. The city of Sibiu/Hermannstadt is an important
medical centre in the region and has a large number of hospitals,
clinics, foster homes and other institutions which provide