Băilești

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Băileşti
Municipality
Coat of arms of Băileşti
Coat of arms
Băileşti is located in Romania
Băileşti
Băileşti
Location of Băileşti
Coordinates: 44°1′51″N 23°21′9″E / 44.03083°N 23.35250°E / 44.03083; 23.35250Coordinates: 44°1′51″N 23°21′9″E / 44.03083°N 23.35250°E / 44.03083; 23.35250
Country  Romania
County Dolj County
Status Municipality
Population 16,283
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Băileşti (Romanian pronunciation: [bə.iˈleʃtʲ]) is a city in Dolj County, Oltenia, Romania, with a population of 16,283. One village, Balasan, is administered by the city.

The Romanian actor and comedian Amza Pellea and Romanian actor and theatre actor Marcel Iureş were born here and also Adriana Nechita, Georgiana Ciuciulete and Valerică Găman.

History[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1930 13,169 —    
1948 15,289 +16.1%
1956 15,932 +4.2%
1966 18,490 +16.1%
1977 19,890 +7.6%
1992 22,344 +12.3%
2002 22,231 −0.5%
2011 16,283 −26.8%
Source: Census data

In World War I, 156 people from Băileşti died on the battefield; in 1924 sculptor Iordănescu constructed the Monument of Băileşti Heroes in their honor. In World War II, 108 citizens of Băileşti died on the battlefield.

In 2001, Băileşti was declared a municipality.

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The city has been expanding in the last years, lots of commercial centers have been built, banks and old buildings have been restaured.