FOCSHANI (Rumanian Focrani, sometimes incorrectly written Fokshani or Fokshan) , thecapital of the department of Putna, Rumania; on the
See also:river Milcov, which formed the
See also:ancient frontier of the former principalities of
See also:Moldavia and
See also:Walachia . Pop . (1900) 23,783; of whom 6000 were Jews . The chief buildings are the prefecture,
See also:schools, synagogues, and many churches, including those of the Armenians and Protestants . Focshani is a commercial centre of some importance, the chief
See also:industries being oil and
See also:soap manufacture and tannery . A large
See also:trade is also carried on, and corn is shipped in lighters to
See also:Galatz . The
See also:fair is held on the 29th of
See also:April .
See also:Government explorations in the vicinity of this
See also:town show it to be
See also:rich in minerals, such as iron, copper,
See also:coal and petroleum . The
See also:line Focshani-Galatz is covered by a very strong line of fortifications, known as the Sereth Line, A congress between
See also:Russian and
See also:Turkish diplomatists was held near the town in 1772 . In the neighbour-
See also:hood the
See also:Turks suffered a severe defeat from the Austrians and Russians in 1789 .
FOCUS (Latin for " hearth " or " fireplace ")
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