Florești, Moldova

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Florești
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Official seal of Florești
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Florești is located in Moldova
Florești
Florești
Coordinates: 47°53′36″N 28°18′05″E / 47.89333°N 28.30139°E / 47.89333; 28.30139Coordinates: 47°53′36″N 28°18′05″E / 47.89333°N 28.30139°E / 47.89333; 28.30139
Country Moldova
County Floreşti District
Founded 20 August 1588
Government
 • Mayor Iurie Ţap
Area
 • Total 15.12 km2 (5.84 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 15,400
 • Density 1,018.5/km2 (2,638/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code (MD-)5001–5002[1]
Area code(s) +373 250
Website http://www.floreshti.com

Florești (Romanian pronunciation: [floˈreʃtʲ]; Russian: Флорешты), is the capital city and industrial and commercial center of Floreşti District of Moldova. It is located on the river Răut.

Name[edit]

The name comes from the Moldavian (Romanian) word floare ("flower"). The old name of the settlement was Rădiul Florilor, which is also a derivative from the Moldavian word for "flower".

Geography[edit]

The city is located in the north of the country, on the river Răut, a tributary of the Dniester.

Politics and administration[edit]

Florești is governed by the City Council and the City Mayor (Romanian: Primar), both elected once every four years. The current mayor is Iurie Ţap.

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