Buhuși

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Buhuşi
Town
Buhuşi is located in Romania
Buhuşi
Buhuşi
Location of Buhuşi
Coordinates: 46°42′54″N 26°42′15″E / 46.71500°N 26.70417°E / 46.71500; 26.70417Coordinates: 46°42′54″N 26°42′15″E / 46.71500°N 26.70417°E / 46.71500; 26.70417
Country  Romania
County Bacău County
Status Town
Government
 • Mayor Ionel Turcea (Social Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total 39.85 km2 (15.39 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 14,562
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://www.primariabuhusi.ro/

Buhuşi (Romanian pronunciation: [buˈhuʃʲ]) is a town in Bacău County, Romania with a population of 14,562 (2011). It was first mentioned in the 15th century when it was named "Bodeşti" and was a property of an important family of Boyars named "Buhuş".

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1930 8,655 —    
1948 8,198 −5.3%
1956 12,382 +51.0%
1966 15,341 +23.9%
1977 20,148 +31.3%
1992 21,621 +7.3%
2002 21,993 +1.7%
2011 14,562 −33.8%
Source: Census data

The town had the biggest textile factory in south-eastern Europe. But the factory has drastically reduced its capabilities after 1989 and currently employs less than 200 workers. The Runc Monastery (built in 1457), located near Buhuşi, is one of the famous monasteries built by Stephen the Great of Moldavia in Moldavia during the Ottoman Wars in the 15th century.

Buhuşi has five primary schools and one high school, the Ion Borcea Technical College. The town administers two villages, Marginea and Runcu.

Personalities[edit]

  • Dumitru Dan, geographer, professor of geography and globe-trotter
  • Mihai Roller, communist activist, historian and propagandist

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