Periș

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Periş
Commune
Periş is located in Romania
Periş
Periş
Coordinates: 44°41′N 26°1′E / 44.683°N 26.017°E / 44.683; 26.017
Country  Romania
County Ilfov County
Population (2002)[1] 7,151
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Periş is a commune in the far northwestern corner of Ilfov county, Romania. The population of Periş, in 2002, was 7,151, with a total of 2,800 households (average household size—2.6 persons). In Romanian, its name means "a place where pear trees grow". The commune is composed of three villages: Bălteni, Buriaş and Periş. It used to include Brătuleşti and Cocioc villages, until these were absorbed by other villages in the commune.

Geography[edit]

The surface area of the commune is 77.97 km², and its altitude ranges from 105 to 137 m above sea level.

History[edit]

It was the site of the Battle of Periş, on August 24, 1546, where Mircea the Shepherd launched a surprise attack on the boyars opposing his rule and greatly decimated them.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Romanian census data, 2002; retrieved on March 1, 2010

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