Brașov is a city in Romania and the administrative centre of Brașov County.
According to the last Romanian census (2011), Brașov has a population of 253,200, making it the 7th most populous city in Romania. The metropolitan area is home to 369,896 residents.
Brașov is located in the central part of the country, about 166 kilometres (103 miles) north of Bucharest and 380 kilometres (236 miles) from the Black Sea. It is surrounded by the Southern Carpathians and is part of the Transylvania region.