Baia de Aramă

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Baia de Aramă
Town
Baia de Aramă is located in Romania
Baia de Aramă
Baia de Aramă
Location of Baia de Aramă
Coordinates: 45°0′0″N 22°48′41″E / 45.00000°N 22.81139°E / 45.00000; 22.81139Coordinates: 45°0′0″N 22°48′41″E / 45.00000°N 22.81139°E / 45.00000; 22.81139
Country  Romania
County Mehedinţi County
Status Town
Government
 • Mayor Despa Marius (New Democracy Party)
Population (2002)
 • Total 5,724
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1910 1,490 —    
1930 1,461 −1.9%
1948 1,513 +3.6%
1977 4,899 +223.8%
1992 5,624 +14.8%
2002 5,724 +1.8%
2011 5,202 −9.1%
Source: Census data

Baia de Aramă is a small Romanian town located in the Wallachian county of Mehedinţi with a population of 5,724. The Brebina River runs through the town. Some Dacian ruins can be found in the town, as well as the 17th century Baia de Aramă Monastery .

The name of the town means "copper mine", suggesting that Baia de Aramă was once a strong copper mining town. However, over the years, many of the mines in the town have closed, leaving roughly half the town unemployed.

Eight villages are administered by the town: Bratilovu, Brebina, Dealu Mare, Mărăşeşti, Negoeşti, Pistriţa, Stăneşti and Titerleşti.