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Sighișoara is a city on the Târnava Mare River in Mureș County, Romania. Located in the historic region of Transylvania, Sighișoara has a population of 28,102 . It is a popular tourist destination for its well-preserved walled old town, which is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Sighișoara is considered to be the most beautiful and well-preserved inhabited citadel in Europe, with authentic medieval architecture. In Eastern Europe, Sighișoara is one of the few fortified towns that are still inhabited. The town is made up of two parts. The medieval stronghold was built on top of a hill and is known as the "Citadel" (Cetate). The lower town lies in the valley of Târnava Mare river.

The houses inside Sighișoara Citadel show the main features of a craftsmen's town. However, there are some houses that belonged to the former patriciate, like the Venetian House and the House with Antlers.

Sighișoara is twinned with: Dinkelsbühl ( Germany), Kiskunfélegyháza (Hungary), Baden (Switzerland), Blois (France), Città di Castello (Italy) and two cities in Poland Zamość and Lublin.

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