Gura Humorului

Gura Humorului is a town in Suceava County, north-eastern Romania. It is situated in the historical region of Bukovina. Gura Humorului is the seventh largest urban settlement in the county, with a population of 12,729 inhabitants, according to the 2011 census. It was declared a town in 1904 and it became a resort in 2005. The town administers the former village of Voroneț (which became a neighborhood), site of Voroneț Monastery.

Geography

Gura Humorului is located in the north-eastern part of Romania, in southern Bukovina. The town is situated at the eastern limit of Obcinele Bucovinei Mountains, in Humorului Depression, at the confluence of Moldova River and Humor River. The average altitude of the town is 470 metres (1,540 ft). The European route E58 and the SuceavaVatra Dornei railway pass through the town. Suceava, the county capital, is located 34 kilometres (21 miles) away. The town of Frasin is located nearby Gura Humorului (only 7 km (4.3 mi) away).

History

Between 1774 and 1918, Gura Humorului belonged to the Habsburg Monarchy. During World War I, Bukovina became a battlefield between Austria opposing Russian and Romanian troops. Although the Russians were finally driven out in 1917, defeated Austria would cede the Bukovina province to Romania through the Treaty of Saint-Germain (1919).

Contact

Gura Humorului
email
primariagh@gmail.com
address
Piata Republicii nr.14, Gura Humorului, jud. Suceava
phone
0230.235051