Moreni

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Moreni
Municipality
Coat of arms of Moreni
Coat of arms
Moreni is located in Romania
Moreni
Moreni
Location of Moreni
Coordinates: 44°58′49″N 25°38′40″E / 44.98028°N 25.64444°E / 44.98028; 25.64444Coordinates: 44°58′49″N 25°38′40″E / 44.98028°N 25.64444°E / 44.98028; 25.64444
Country  Romania
County Dâmboviţa County
Status Municipality
Government
 • Mayor Constantin Dinu (Social Democratic Party)
Population (2002)
 • Total 22,868
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://www.primariamoreni.ro

Moreni (Romanian pronunciation: [moˈrenʲ]) is a town in Dâmboviţa County, Romania, located about 100 km north-west of Bucharest, with a population of 22,868.

Petroleum field at Moreni in the 1920s

History[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1948 9,046 —    
1956 11,687 +29.2%
1966 11,659 −0.2%
1977 17,737 +52.1%
1992 22,886 +29.0%
2002 22,868 −0.1%
2011 18,023 −21.2%
Source: Census data

In 1691, Moreni became the first place in Romania (and third in the world) where oil was extracted.[citation needed]

Recently, an industrial park was built by the local authorities to encourage investment in the area.

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