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Map of Ilfov county with Otopeni highlighted
Otopeni (Romanian pronunciation: [otoˈpenʲ]) is a town in Ilfov County, Romania, some 15 km (9.3 mi) north of Bucharest along the road to Ploieşti. It has 10,215 inhabitants, of which 99.0% are Romanians. One village, Odăile, is administered by the town.
Henri Coandă International Airport is located inside Otopeni. The head office of the airline TAROM is located inside the International Departures Terminal in the airport. In addition the head office of Țiriac Air is in Otopeni.
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Originally an agricultural village, Otopeni was transformed into a city as part of Nicolae Ceaușescu's Systematization plan. It replaced the semidetached houses with four-story high apartment buildings.
Local government 
The mayor of Otopeni is Constantin Silviu Gheorghe, from the National Liberal Party. The Otopeni Local Council has 17 councillors, even though before the 2008 local elections, it only had 15. It is considered to be a safe Liberal district, currently having the following party composition:
- ^ "Participation Announcement To The Tender Procedure For Public Procurement - Information Technology Services." TAROM. 12 June 2008. Retrieved on 28 February 2010. "The headquarters of S.C. Compania Nationala de Transporturi Aeriene Romane TAROM S.A., placed in Otopeni, Calea Bucurestilor 224F, Ilfov County, Romania ( Henri Coanda International Airport-Bucharest, International Departures Terminal, 2nd Floor)."
- ^ "Terms and Conditions" (Direct English link) Țiriac Air. Retrieved on 11 December 2011. "[...]SC Ion Tiriac Air SRL, headquartered in Romania, Otopeni, Ilfov, 224G Bucurestilor Str, PO BOX 21-17,[...]" - Romanian: "[...]Calea Bucureştilor nr. 224G, Otopeni, jud. Ilfov,[...]"
- ^ Darrick Danta, "Ceausescu's Bucharest", The Geographical Review 83, no. 2 (1993)
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