Bumbești-Jiu

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Bumbești-Jiu
Town
Bumbești-Jiu is located in Romania
Bumbești-Jiu
Bumbești-Jiu
Location of Bumbești-Jiu
Coordinates: 45°10′43″N 23°22′53″E / 45.17861°N 23.38139°E / 45.17861; 23.38139Coordinates: 45°10′43″N 23°22′53″E / 45.17861°N 23.38139°E / 45.17861; 23.38139
Country  Romania
County Gorj County
Status Town
Government
 • Mayor Constantin Bobaru (National Liberal Party)
Area
 • Total 210 km2 (80 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 10,617
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://www.bumbesti-jiu.ro/

Bumbești-Jiu (Romanian pronunciation: [bumˌbeʃtʲ ˈʒiw] ( )) is a town in Gorj County, western Wallachia, Romania, on the river Jiu with a population of 10,617 (2002 census). It administers four villages: Curtișoara, Lăzărești, Pleșa and Tetila.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1992 11,111 —    
2002 11,882 +6.9%
2011 8,795 −26.0%
Source: Census data

The town features the Lainici Monastery, the Vișina Monastery (built in 1418), and a "Village Museum".