Mioveni

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Mioveni
Town
Mioveni is located in Romania
Mioveni
Mioveni
Location of Mioveni
Coordinates: 44°57′25″N 24°56′26″E / 44.95694°N 24.94056°E / 44.95694; 24.94056Coordinates: 44°57′25″N 24°56′26″E / 44.95694°N 24.94056°E / 44.95694; 24.94056
Country  Romania
County Argeş County
Status Town
Government
 • Mayor Ion Georgescu (Social Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total 50.79 km2 (19.61 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 35,889
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Mioveni (Romanian pronunciation: [mi.oˈvenʲ]) is a town in Argeş County, Romania, approximately 15 km (9 miles) north-east of Piteşti. As of 2002, it had a population of 35,849. The town administers four villages: Clucereasa, Colibaşi, Făgetu and Racoviţa.

Mioveni Orthodox Church

It was first mentioned in a written record in 1485. It developed much in the 1970s after the construction of the Automobile Dacia manufacturing plant, inaugurated in 1968. There is also a Nuclear Research Institute, that builds components and materials for the Cernavodă Nuclear Power Plant, and a high security prison.

Prior to April 1989, when it was declared a town, the place was a commune under the name of Colibaşi. In 1996, the historic name of Mioveni was revived, although the old village had been completely razed under the Communist regime in order to make way for new urban construction.[1]

Its football team, Dacia Mioveni, played in the Romanian first league until 2012.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ (Romanian) Mioveni at the Argeş County Council site; accessed July 2, 2013