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A city of central Romania northwest of Bucharest. Settled in the 1100s by German colonists from Saxony, it was destroyed by Tatars in 1241. The rebuilt city came under Austrian control in 1699.
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(Romanian siˈbiu)
(Placename) an industrial town in W central Romania: originally a Roman city, refounded by German colonists in the 12th century. Pop: 133 000 (2005 est). German name: Hermannstadt Hungarian name: Nagyszeben
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a city in central Romania. 184,000.
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