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Has an Arch of Triumph
Has a Statue of Liberty
Called the Paris of the East
Almost 2 million people live within its city-limits
Situated on the banks of the Danube
Was under continuous Roman rule
Bucharest was never under Roman rule, with an exception during Muntenia's brief conquest by the troops of Constantine I
Was under continuous Ottoman rule
Both were territories and vassals of the Ottomans for hundreds of years.
Is in the Schengen Area
Has a Transylvanian-style castle in one of its parks
Vajdahunyad castle was designed to feature copies of several landmark buildings from different parts of the old Kingdom of Hungary, especially the Hunyad Castle in Transylvania.
Jews were its second-largest ethnic group during the Interwar period
Was under communist rule in a Warsaw Pact country. But now is in the NATO
Predominantly Orthodox today
Home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites
Budapest has the Banks of the Danube and the Buda Castle Quarter; and Andrássy Avenue and its surroundings. Bucharest hasn't got any.
Is in the Eastern European Timezone
Was a station of the Orient Express
Is closer to the Carpathians