Photographer's Note

The city was first attested in 13th century (1235 AD) under the name Corona, a Latin word meaning "crown", a name given by the German colonists. Brasov is a Romanian-Slavic name and Vasile Oltean affirms about the toponym Braşov: „In a work from 1933, Nicolae Drăganu notices how widespread is the name Braşov in our country: as a village in the commune Ileni, in the commune Rodj from judeţul Timiş in 15th century and the hydronym Braşovana in Neamţ county, near Vaslui, Izvorul Braşovului near Buzău and Braşoviţa near Ialomiţa River.
The current Romanian and Hungarian names are derived from the Turkic word (likely Pecheneg) barasu, meaning "white water", with a Slavic suffix -ov.
The first attested mention of Braşov is Terra Saxonum de Barasu ("Saxon Land of Baras"), in a 1252 document. The German name Kronstadt means "Crown City", and is reflected in the city's coat of arms, as well as in its Medieval Latin name, Corona. The two names of the city ', Kronstadt, and Corona) were used simultaneously in the Middle Ages.
From 1950 to 1960, during part of the Communist period in Romania, the city was called Oraşul Stalin (The Stalin City), after the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin.
source: wikipedia

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