Lebăda hotel in Pantelimon, on an island on Lake Pantelimon
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Pantelimon (Romanian pronunciation: [panteliˈmon]) is a city in Ilfov County, Romania. The town — bordered by the Romanian capital, Bucharest, to the west — has an area of 134.83 km². Its name is derived from the Greek saint Panteleimon.
The Pantelimon Local Council has 17 councillors. The council currently having the following party composition, with no party having an outright majority:
|Party||Seats in 2008||Current Council|
|Democratic Liberal Party||5|
|Social Democratic Party||4|
|Union of Pensioners and Social Solidarity||3|
|Party of the Roma||2|
|National Liberal Party||1|
|New Generation Party – Christian Democratic||1|
The town's population, according to the 2011 census, was 23,309 persons, an increase from 16,019 persons in the 2002 census. In 2011, 93.2% of the population were ethnic Romanians, 5.9% Roma, and 0.9% others.
Pantelimon is linked with Bucharest by small transport companies that operate minibuses from the town to several locations in Eastern Bucharest, where passengers can switch to RATB or the Bucharest metro. Pantelimon metro station, the eastern starting point of the Bucharest Metro's M1 and M3 lines, is located in the eastern extremity of Bucharest, near Pantelimon town.
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