Presentation on theme: "”COAL IS OUR RICHNESS, TRADITION IS OUR PRIDE”. Our Town."— Presentation transcript:
”COAL IS OUR RICHNESS, TRADITION IS OUR PRIDE”
Our town decorated for the holidays
Our town Vulcan is a city in Hunedoara county, Romania. With a population of 22,906, it is the second-largest city in the Jiu Valley. The city is named after the Vulcan Pass that connects the Jiu Valley to Oltenia, itself being derived from Slavic "vlk", meaning "wolf" (even if "vulcan" means "volcano" in Romanian). The coal resources of the region were discovered in 1788 while the Austrian General Landau defended Vulcan from the Ottoman Turks. One night the soldiers could not put out the camp fire they made, as the piles of coal underneath had caught fire. General Landau thought that he could stop the Turks without a fight by setting piles of coal on fire. The Turks noted the large numbers of fires on the heights and thought that the Austrian army was much larger than theirs and retreated. In 1850, the first mine was set up by the Hoffman brothers of Braşov.
Our Town Hall
Vulcan Pass We're blessed with a particularly wonderful mountain landscape. Vulcan Pass defines an historical area, we are developing a project of the travel inspired by Jules Verne which found here Castle in the Carpathians and transformed it into one of his famous books.
This is the Vulcan gondola which takes to a very nice place to practice skiing.
Our School OUR SCHOOL HAS RECENTLY CELEBRATED 50 YEARS OF EXISTANCE.
COAL HISTORY COAL HISTORY
JIU Valley is a mining area.
In the year 1840 Hoffman brothers and Karol Maderscpach opened the first mine.
Coal extraction deals with National hard coal Company Petrosani. In the JIU Valley works about 8,000 miners.
In the town of Vulcan first mine was opened in 1857 and the second mine (Paroseni) in 1966.
The mine is a very heavy physical work.
Miners revolted several times against the system: -Lupeni Lupeni Vulcan 1991
Paroseni mine is the most modern mine in the JIU Valley.
Charcoal is used in the production of electricity and heat. Romanian mining provides 40% of the energy needs of the country.