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|Form of government||Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic|
|Size in km²||230160|
|Year of construction||1997|
|Architect||Anca Petrescu (RO)|
The Palace of Parliament (Romanian: Palatul Parlamentului) in Bucharest, Romania is a multi-purpose building containing both chambers of the Romanian Parliament. According to the World Records Academy, the Palace is the world's largest civilian building with an administrative function, most expensive administrative building and heaviest building. The Palace was designed by architect Anca Petrescu and nearly completed by the Ceaușescu regime as the seat of political and administrative power. Nicolae Ceaușescu named it the People's House (Casa Poporului), also known in English as the Palace of the People.
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Architect Anca Petrescu won the competition to design the Palace of the People in 1983 when she was only 26. Housing estates containing roughly 40,000 living units, a dozen churches and three synagogues had to be demolished to make way for this project. After the overthrow of dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu, it was considered turning this complex into casinos and luxury hotels. Today it is home to the Romanian parliament and other cultural institutions.
Facts & Figures
|Members of parliament||401||GPD per capita in PPP in US$||19.401|
|Number of women||55||HDI||0,793|
|Pop. per MP||48.657||Democracy index||6,68|
|CO2 total||78.289||CO2 per capita||3,60|