The facts

LOCATION: Eastern Romania (Iasi county)
SIZE: 37 sq. miles (96 sq. kilometers)
ELEVATION: 312 ft. (105 meters)
POPULATION: 370,000
INHABITED SINCE: 400 BC
FIRST DOCUMENTED: 1387 AD

The city of Iasi (pronounced “Iash”) is located in the extreme northeast of Romania, in Moldova, one of the historical regions of Romania. It has almost 300,000 inhabitants and accommodates over 40,000 students who come to study here. It is a university town, young and full of many public green spaces. Built on seven hills, Iasi is also nicknamed “the city of the 7 hills”, just like Rome.

IASI ON MAP

Climate

The average annual temperatures range from 0 degrees (at the top of the mountains of Suceava) to 9,6 and 9,8 degrees in the plain in Iasi and Barlad. Iasi has a fairly steep continental climate. The winters are long and rough (about -10 ° C -20 ° C) and the summers very hot (about + 30 ° C). Spring and autumn are very short but pleasant. We, therefore, advise you to come warmly dressed to spend the winter here. Also consider bringing resistant footwear to walk in the snow.

Source & further reading on Iasi’s landmarks, museums, parks, events and attractions