Algyógy

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Geoagiu (Hungarian: Algyógy; German: Gergersdorf) is a town in Hunedoara County, Romania, located on the Mureş river at an altitude of 217 meters over the sea level. The river with the same name (Geoagiu) flows in this place into the Mureş. The town has a population of about 6,500.

History

The first settlements in the area can be found in the time of the Dacians, in the 1st century BC, as shown by archeological discoveries. After the Roman conquest, the Romans the fort of Germinsana in the 2nd century, however, it kept the original Dacian name.

The name of Germisana meant "hot water" (germi = "heat", sara = "waterfall") and it showed that the Dacians already knew of the thermal springs of the area.

The first documentary citation of Geoagiu was in the year 1291, when it was used as a land in the vicinity of Bintinti (now the village Aurel Vlaicu).

Cities in RomaniaHunedoara CountySpa towns

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