Bușteni

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For the village in Dolj County, see Murgaşi.
Buşteni
Town
Skyline of Buşteni
Location of Buşteni
Location of Buşteni
Coordinates: 45°24′42″N 25°32′14″E / 45.41167°N 25.53722°E / 45.41167; 25.53722Coordinates: 45°24′42″N 25°32′14″E / 45.41167°N 25.53722°E / 45.41167; 25.53722
Country  Romania
County Prahova County
Status Town
Government
 • Mayor Emanoil Savin (Democratic Liberal Party)
Population (2011)
 • Total 8,894
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://www.orasul-busteni.ro
3D view of Buşteni

Buşteni (Romanian pronunciation: [buʃˈtenʲ]) is a small mountain town in the north of Prahova County, in central Romania. It is located in the Prahova Valley, at the bottom of the Bucegi mountains, that have a maximum altitude of 2505 m. Its name literally means tree-logs in Romanian. One village, Poiana Ţapului, is administratively part of the town, formerly a separate commune prior to 1950. According to the 2011 census, it has 8,553 inhabitants.

Buşteni's average altitude is 900 m. It is one of the most popular mountain resorts, offering spectacular views, with lots of year-round tourism opportunities, ranging from skiing to mountain climbing.

The town and the surrounding mountains were the site of military confrontations in 1916, during World War I (see Romania during World War I). A large commemorative monument (about 25 m high), Heroes' Cross (Crucea Eroilor) lies atop nearby Caraiman Peak, at nearly 2,260 m. The monument is lighted at night and is visible from virtually everywhere in Buşteni.

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1948 4,552 —    
1956 8,591 +88.7%
1966 10,781 +25.5%
1977 12,223 +13.4%
1992 12,486 +2.2%
2002 11,787 −5.6%
2011 8,894 −24.5%
Source: Census data

The main local industries are wood industry and tourism. Many holiday houses have been recently built in the town.

Also a new Information Tourism Center was set up near the City Hall.

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Buşteni is twinned with:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Alina Dumitru si Mutu, cetaţeni de onoare ai Buşteniului" (in Romanian). adevarul.ro. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 

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