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Dărmăneşti city is located in the west side of Bacău County, in Comăneşti – Dărmăneşti Depression, in the central group of Eastern Carpathians, at the confluence of Uz and Trotuş Rivers, including its valleys. From this area a Trans-Carpathian road is opened by The Uz Pass, which connected since past times the valley of Trotuş river with the upper valley of Olt river.

Neighbours:

  • north – town Asău and Comăneşti city;
  • south – town Dofteana and Covasna county;
  • west – town Agăş and Harghita county;
  • east – towns Poduri, Berzunţi and Dofteana

Surface: 272 square kilometres.

Source: http://www.orasuldarmanesti.ro

Poiana Uzului lake is located near Sălătruc and its main aim is to supply water and to generate power. The dam, behind which the lake formed, is a contra fort dam, one of the few of its kind in Romania. The dam is 84 metres high, 507 metres long and has a length of 3.75 km, an area of 334 hectares and a volume of 98 million cubic meters. The maximum depth of the lake is 64.7 metres. After 1990, around the dam numerous holiday houses and pensions opened, especially during summer. It is the ideal place for fishing, but lately the access to the lake is restricted because the lake supplies several towns in Bacău, including Bacău County. At the end of the lake Uz Valley Camp is found.

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Ştirbei Family Palace is 3 km away from Dărmăneşti. It was built by George Ştirbei. It functioned for a long time as a school camp. The palace was returned to its heirs, and in 2014 Mr. Itshac Nahmany took possession of it saying that the building will enter into a process of renovation-restoration and that the construction will function thenceforth as the impressive Boutique Hotel.
Ştirbei Palace was built in the late nineteenth and first half of the twentieth century by George Ştirbei and Elizabeth Băleanu. It is located on a plateau at an altitude of 600 m, and can be reached on the left side of Uz valley, on a road that emerges from the highway and climbs Măguricea Hill. At a distance of 4 km, this beautiful palace is situated moving towards the height of deciduous and coniferous wooded hillside. The hundreds of hectares forests surrounding Dărmăneşti city, belonged to the royal family Barbu Ştirbei, in the second half of the nineteenth century.

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