Azuga (known in the past as Între Prahove) is a urban settlement, located in the northern part              
of Prahova County, in the Romania region of  Muntenia . It is an important spa and tourist resort, 
especially famous as a winter sport resort. 

The city is situated in Prahovei Valley   at an altitude of 987 m, at the confluence with Azuga 
river, at the foot of Bucegi and Baiului Mountains, near Sorica and Cazacu peaks. 
Geographical coordinates are 5 ° 37 'north latitude and 25 degrees 33' east longitude.

It is a typical mountain settlement: its 8.304 hectares administrative overlaps both Clăbucetele 
Predealului Mountain (N-V) and Gârbovei Mountain(S-E), the city itself spreads along the Azuga 
Valley , on E-V direction , on  3 km up to the confluence with Prahova.

It is bordered to the north by the Brasov County, to south - west with Busteni city and to south - 
east lies Valea Doftanei village. 

The specific landscape is generated by the geological structure and the action of exogenous 
factors; in terms of geomorphology, one level of ridges and one of the valleys can be noticed.  

The major landscape is represented by the peaks Bucegi and Baiului Mountains; regardless their 
differences in altitude, they have many physiognomic similarities.  Clăbucetele Predealului 
Mountains, surrounded by taller peaks (  Postăvarul, Piatra Mare şi Gârbovei, with more than 
1800 – 1900 m and Bucegi Mountain  with Omu Peak of  2505 m  ),appears  like low area , with 
altitudes that go down gradually.  Between  Prahova and  Azuga there is a more compact sector 
of 1400 – 1500 m ( Clăbucet Plecare 1451 m, Clăbucetul Taurului 1519 m, Clăbucetul Azugii 1586 
m ), with slopes of  12 – 24 degrees  and  24 – 32 degrees  . West of  Azuga, the altitudes are 
lower 1300 – 1400 m (Grecului Peak  for instance has  1432 m ) and the slope are of  6 – 12 
degrees and 12 – 24 degrees. Gârbovei Mountains at south and east are more prominent (Cazacu 
Peak 1753 m, Urechea Peak 1715 m, Stevia Peak 1901 m ).

The hydrographical network is represented by Prahova river and Azuga creek. There are also a 
number of streams collected by Azuga: Urechea  Valley, Sitei Valley Glodului Valley, Căşăriei 
Valley c, Mărului Valley, Limbăşel.

The specific vegetation belongs to the two known areas in the mountainous area, namely the 
forest and alpine area. The forest vegetation subzone belongs to beech and spruce subzone and 
stretches until about 1400 - 1500 m altitude.
In the beech subzone, the forests consist of mixtures of beech and fir and spruce. In the mixture 
enclaves, there are other species too, such as maple, elm, ash, aspen and larch. On the upper 
part of the beech subzone, the spruce subzone   grows on a relatively narrow strip of only 200-
250 m (1400 - 1600/1650 m). Spruce forests are relatively compact.

The alpine area grows beyond the upper limit of the forest from 1600/1650 m altitude up to the 
highest heights, with bushes of juniper, alder, spiky. Meadows and pastures are frequent. Apple 
is cultivated by the local people, and bears fruits but they do not ripe enough.  
Fruit shrubs are also found here, such as: raspberry, hawthorn, rowan, currant, elderberry, etc. 
Among the cultivated plants that grow well in this area, are : potatoes, cabbages, cauliflower, 
carrots, beans, parsnips, parsley, dill, tarragon.

In the spring minor vegetation, that speeds up the  evolutionary cycle there are many herbal 
plants as: snowdrops, violets, hellebore.
The fauna is rich and varied in terms of  species. There are remarkable specimens of Carpathian 
stag, deer, bear, wild boar, wolf, fox, marten, badger, polecat, otter, hare, lynx and grouse. In 
the higher areas beech forests there are best living conditions for rodent mammals such as mice 
and squirrels.

As domestic animals, we can find: cows, cattle, horses, sheep, goats, pigs. When referring to the 
mountain streams and rivers, the fish farm is represented by trout (Salma trutta Faria) and 
European bullhead (cattus Gabia). Worth mentioning is the Azuga Valley trout farm.