City at the crossing
At the meeting place of the ways and cultures, at the border between the east and the west, between strange and eccentrically, Bucharest one of the kosmopolitischsten capitals is world-wide. There is a Bucharest of the Jews, a city of the Armenians, one the Bulgaren another that Hungary… All about 20 important ethnical communities to time in the capital live together, have their own Bucharest, in which resemble kind, in which the fallen in love ones select a star according to own desire.
The Albanians. By their gift within the range of the trade, the handicraft and the science they marked also the life in Bucharest. The largest Albanian poet in 20. Century - Lagush Poradeci - published its first poem volume in this city. After the community became to represent several years by the cultural federation of the Albanians on political level, the community has a representative in the Romanian parliament after the elections in the year 2000.
Armenian. The majority of the Armenians from Romania, approximately 1% of the population, live in Bucharest. Already in the year 1931 the Diözese of the Armenian church was created here. In the year 1990, after which revolution of of the communist became regime, in Bucharest the federation of the Armenians in Romania creating a political and a cultural organization, which has among other things printering, one publishing house and two magazines, which appear continuous for 10 years.
Bulgaren. In Bucharest approximately 500 Bulgaren live to time. After the revolution of the communist regime in the capital the “Brastvo” community of the Bulgaren was created. In the autumn 1999 the old Bulgarian school was again opened, with instruction in Bulgarian language.
Czechs and Slowaken represent 0.12% to the Romanian population. In Bucharest a branch of the democratic federation of the Slowaken and Czechs is active.
The Jews represent one of the largest ethnical communities in Bucharest - with nearly 4,009 members. After 1990 this national minority within cultural and political range will represent by the federation of the Jewish communities in Romania, with seat in Bucharest. Since 1998 a center for Jewish studies works in the capital.
The number of Germans in Bucharest amounts to approximately 4,400 persons. And their minority will represent on political and cultural level by the democratic forum of the Germans in Romania. The public television radiates weekly 1-1.5 hours of transmissions in German language from and in the public broadcast this minority daily one hour is dedicated.
The Greeks will were created in Romania by the federation of the Greeks in Bucharest during the revolution - on 28 December 1989 -, to represent. Most members of this minority in Romania are in Bucharest. Since 1999 one finds here classes with instruction in Greek language, also mixed.
The Hungary are a strong ethnical community in Bucharest. The revolution of the communist regime they were represented right after by the democratic federation that Hungary in Romania.
Poland. The amount of that Poland in Bucharest amounts to time to approximately 360 persons. The political emigration, which marked the history of this people, affects also the Romanian capital. In the year 1890 3000 Poland was approximate in Bucharest. Many were in the cultural and scientific range transact, an example of it are Izydor Kopernicki - shining Anthropologe, which was recognized with the time in completely Europe. The meaning that Poland in the Romanian capital is confirmed by the numerous roads, which carry Polish names.
Ukrainer. In the year 1954 the department for Ukrainian literature at the faculty for philology in Bucharest was created. Nowadays the political interests become, in addition, the cultural and historical traditions of the Ukrainian community by the federation of the Ukrainer in Romania represent.
Other important ethnical communities are those act arene - to study which organize periodically seminars and culture events, with the possibility, which Turkish language and the Islamic religion -, the Roma - to which a strategy of the government for the improvement of the living conditions was dedicated -, the Italians, Serbs and Croats.