Victoria, Brașov

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Skyline of Victoria
Location of Victoria, Brașov
Location of Victoria, Brașov
Victoria is located in Romania
Location of Victoria, Brașov
Coordinates: 45°44′34″N 24°41′24″E / 45.74278°N 24.69000°E / 45.74278; 24.69000Coordinates: 45°44′34″N 24°41′24″E / 45.74278°N 24.69000°E / 45.74278; 24.69000
Country  Romania
County Brașov County
Status Town
 • Mayor Gheorghe Cristian (PD-L)
 • Total 6.47 km2 (2.50 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 7,067
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)

Victoria (Romanian pronunciation: [vikˈtori.a]; German: Viktoriastadt; Hungarian: Viktóriaváros) is a town in the western part of Brașov County, Romania, near the Făgăraș Mountains. It had a population of 7,067 at the 2011 census.

In 1939, the Romanian state signed a contract with the German company Ferrostaal of Essen to build a factory (called "Ucea") on the site of what is now Victoria. The contract was canceled after Romania declared war on Germany in 1944, during World War II.

The building of the town began in 1949 and it had the provisional names of "Colonia Ucea" and "Ucea Roșie" (Red Ucea), only to be changed in November 1954 to Victoria.

Historical population
1956 2,762—    
1966 6,717+143.2%
1977 8,209+22.2%
1992 10,247+24.8%
2002 9,059−11.6%
2011 7,067−22.0%
Source: Census data

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