Focşani (fŏk-shänˈ, –shäˈnē) [key], town (1990 pop. 98,645), E central Romania, at the foot of the Transylvanian Alps. The administrative center of a district famed for its vineyards, Focşani is an industrial town producing furniture and clothing. It was founded in the 15th cent. The German-Romanian armistice in World War I was signed (1917) there.
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