Mărășești

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Mărăşeşti
Town
Mărăşeşti is located in Romania
Mărăşeşti
Mărăşeşti
Location of Mărăşeşti
Coordinates: 45°52′48″N 27°13′48″E / 45.88000°N 27.23000°E / 45.88000; 27.23000Coordinates: 45°52′48″N 27°13′48″E / 45.88000°N 27.23000°E / 45.88000; 27.23000
Country  Romania
County Vrancea County
Status Town
Government
 • Mayor Vlase Constantin (National Liberal Party)
Area
 • Total 92 km2 (36 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 13,070
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Mărăşeşti (Romanian pronunciation: [mərəˈʃeʃtʲ]) is a small town in Romania in Vrancea County. It is 20 km (12 mi) north of Focşani. It administers six villages: Călimăneşti, Haret, Modruzeni, Pădureni, Siretu and Tişiţa.

History[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1930 4,532 —    
1948 4,940 +9.0%
1956 5,604 +13.4%
1966 6,795 +21.3%
1977 10,521 +54.8%
1992 12,370 +17.6%
2002 13,070 +5.7%
2011 9,440 −27.8%
Source: Census data

King Milan I of Serbia was born in Mărăşeşti on 22 August 1854.

In 1917 during World War I, the Battle of Mărăşeşti between the Kingdom of Romania and the German Empire was fought near the town. A mausoleum containing the remains of 5,073 Romanian soldiers was built to commemorate the Romanian victory.

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