Velența

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Velenţa (Romanian pronunciation: [veˈlentsa], Hungarian: Váradvelence) is a quarter, or district, in eastern Oradea, Romania. The quarter is crossed by the E60 European Road, and has retained much of its old buildings, escaping the massive Communist urbanisation programme.

History[edit]

Its name Velence means Venice in Hungarian, as this settlement served as the home for the venetian builders who worked on the expansion of the Fortress. It was legally considered a separate town until 1872, when it merged with Orasu Nou (Hungarian: Várad-Újváros), Olosig (Hungarian: Várad-Olaszi) and Subcetate (Hungarian: Várad-Váralja) to form Nagyvárad (Oradea-Mare).

Districts of Oradea

Oradea | Vie | Nufărul | Rogerius | Velența | Cantemir | Ioșia

See also: Bihor | Romania

Coordinates: 47°03′N 21°56′E / 47.050°N 21.933°E / 47.050; 21.933