It has a population of 29,740 inhabitants (2002). It was declared a municipality in December 2003.
Vulcan is situated at the foothills Vâlcan Mountains and is crossed by the national road DN 66A, which connects Vulcan with Valea cu Brazi. The town lies at a distance of 12 km from Petrosani and about 110 km from Deva (capital of Hunedoara County).
Vulcan took its name from Vâlcan Gorge in the Godeanu Massif, crossing between the Jiu Valley and Northern Oltenia. Vulcan is surrounded by Aninoasa in the east, Lupeni in the west, in the north by Băniţa and Gorj County in to the south. It is the second biggest city of the Jiu Valley, behind the city of Petrosani, and is crossed from west to east by the West Jiu river.
Transport with maxi-taxi is an effective way to travel in the Jiu Valley. Minibuses carry passengers between the Jiu Valley cities and to and from Deva. Minibuses leave leave every 10 minutes or more often.
Travel ticket prices are: Petrosani-Vulcan: 1,5 lei; Petrosani-Lupeni: 2,0 lei; Petrosani-Uricani: 2,5 lei.
Vulcan area code is 254 for Romtelecom and 354 for RDS.If you dial from Romania you must dial 0254(0354) and if you dial from abroad you must dial +40254(+40354)
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