|județ Suceava||Suceava County|
Solca is situated at an elevation de of 482 m in the Suceava county of the Bucovina region of northern Romania. Solca has a population of about 4,700. The name Solca is derived from the river flowing through it, the name of which in turn is derived from the Slavic word 'sol' ('salt') in reference to the area's salty springs.
The town was first mentioned in a document of 1418. In the following centuries, Solca became a market town for the surrounding area. Together with the rest of Bukovina, it became part of the Habsburg Monarchy in 1775, and was eventually part of Austria-Hungary; its fresh air helped established Solca as a renowned summer resort during the period. During World War I, the town was the scene of Eastern Front battles between the armies of Austria-Hungary and the Russian Empire.
The former village of Poieni-Solca was included in Solca's administrative area until 2005. It currently has its own
local council and mayor.
The salt springs are located in the northern forested area of the municipality.
Text adapted from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solca]
The picture on glass no. 2284 shows the
[Text adapted from http://www.poras.com/solka.htm]