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and is situated in central-East of Romania,
between Carpatii Orientali (Eastern Carpathian Mountains)
and the sub-capathian zone.
It is a land really quaint,
surrounded by afforested hills lower than 1000 meters (approximately 3,000 feet)
and crossed by the Bistrita river.
This favourable site ensures easy road and railway connexions
with all of the Moldova (Moldavia) regions, with Transilvania
and with Romania's capital, Bucuresti (Bucharest).
Piatra Neamt is one of the oldest sites of Romania.
The archaeological works revealed that here was the powerful Petrodava of the geto-dacian period,
settlement first mentioned in the 2nd century A.C.
Its end was after the defeat of Decebal and his armies by the roman conquerors of Dacia.
In the last decades, the construction of the industrial platform Dumbrava Rosie, Savinesti, Roznov
and the development of the old enterprises,
made Piatra Neamt a significant economic centre.
Approximately 50 per cent of the industrial production of the county
are made here and the plants have an important share of the national industry
(chemicals, wood-processing, pulp and paper, foods, ready-made clothes, etc).
There were raised new residential districts and new public edifices.
The number of inhabitants went beyond 123 thousands.
106 A.C.: The roman troops are crossing over Carpathians to the east to destroy
the fortifications placed on the present location of the Piatra Neamt town.
1200: It is mentioned a numerous peasants and artisans community found in a feudal fortification raised over Petrodava,
in the Batca Doamnei – Piatra Neamt present site.
1392: The first documentary attestation of the Roman Fortress.
1395: The first mention of Piatra Neamt city (also named Piatra lui Craciun)
was made in a Sigismund of Luxembourg document.
1402: Neamt County is mentioned in document signed by Alexandru cel Bun.
1491: The first mention of Royal Court of Piatra Neamt,
which was build by Stephen the Great.
1864: The Royal Fair of Piatra
is changing the name into Piatra Neamt.
The Medieval Complex,
placed in the historical centre of Piatra Neamt city,
is composed of buildings rised by Stephen the Great at the end of XV century.
Around these, it was once the Princely Court,
which from the archaeologist have discovered pieces
of walls, stairs, and archways.
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