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Petrosani ... Then and now
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As some of you already know I was born in Jiu Valey - Romania and I lived for some time in Petrosani. But on this site there aren't many pictures from this town.
Although I do not live there anymore I will try upload some pictures from this place.
Hope you will enjoy them :)

If you have more pictures from Petrosani or other locations from Valea Jiului and if you want them to be here, let's say ... to create a bigger album with old and new in Jiu Valey, please contact me.

The city of Petros,ani was founded in the 17th century (around 1640). In 1720, an Austrian cartographer mentions that the entire Jiu Valley was intensly populated and settlements could be seen from one end to the other.

During the 1818 census, Petros,ani had 233 inhabitants, while the entire Valley counted 2550. During this time, the main activity of the people was shepherding and no urban settlement had appeared yet.

Around 1840 coal surface mining began in Petros,ani, Vulcan and Petrila.

The population encountered a massive increase only in the 20th century during the communist regime, as many workers were brought in from other parts of the country. (Wikipedia)


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