Bacău in Hungarian is a municipality of Romania of 196 883 inhabitants, capital of the district of the same name, in the historical region of Moldova. Nicknamed “The city of Bacovia”, it is a fairly old city, the first historical documentation dates back to 1408.
Located at the foot of the Carpathians, the city is washed by the Bistrița river, which flows into the Siret 8 km further south. Bacǎu is connected to Transylvania through the Ghimesh pass.
During World War I, with Wallachia occupied by the Germans, Bacǎu was the headquarters of the Romanian army.