History

The name 'Napoca' is thought to date back to an ancient Dacian settlement. The town attained municipal status in AD 124, during the reign of Emperor Hadrian; Emperor Marcus Aurelius elevated it to a colony around AD 180. The modern city grew under German settlement as Klausenburg, and was yoked into Transylvania in the 16th century. Klausenburg enjoyed two stints as Transylvania's capital in the late 18th and early 19th century.