Berceni, Bucharest

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Berceni on the map of Bucharest
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Bucharest Sefard Jewish cemetery
Bellu cemetery
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George Bacovia memorial museum

Berceni is a district (cartier in Romanian) of southern Bucharest.

Location

Geographically, it has a trapezoidal shape, bordered by Oltenitei Road and Turnu Magurele Street in the north and south, respectively. Built during the 1960s, it is a typical Communist-era working class district, lacking any major green spaces or cultural attractions. It has a population of roughly 110,000.

Etymology

It is believed that the name comes from the hussars of Miklós Bercsényi, who were first mentioned after the suppression of the Hungarian Kuruc War led by Francis II Rákóczi (at beginning of the 18th century). They settled in the neighborhood of Bucharest. Another theory claims that the name comes from an archaic Romanian word for tax collector.

Other

There is also a village of Berceni, which is situated to the south and is outside Bucharest city limits.

Coordinates: 44°23′18.73″N 26°7′4.17″E / 44.3885361°N 26.1178250°E / 44.3885361; 26.1178250