Roșiorii de Vede

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Roşiorii de Vede
Coat of arms of Roşiorii de Vede
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Roşiorii de Vede in Teleorman County
Roşiorii de Vede in Teleorman County
Roşiorii de Vede is located in Romania
Roşiorii de Vede
Roşiorii de Vede
Location of Roşiorii de Vede
Coordinates: 44°6′41″N 24°59′39″E / 44.11139°N 24.99417°E / 44.11139; 24.99417Coordinates: 44°6′41″N 24°59′39″E / 44.11139°N 24.99417°E / 44.11139; 24.99417
Country  Romania
County Teleorman County
Status Municipality
 • Mayor Cristian Duica (Social Democratic Party)
Population (2011)
 • Total 24,222
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Roşiorii de Vede (Romanian pronunciation: [roʃiˌorij de ˈvede]; sometimes Roşiori de Vede or, in old versions, Ruşii de Vede) is a city in Teleorman County, Romania. Located in the Wallachia region, it is one of the oldest cities in the country. It was first mentioned in a document which dates back to 1385, when the city was visited by two German pilgrims who were returning from Jerusalem and stopped for a few days in a town they called Russenart.[citation needed]

Several Romanian personalities were born in and around the city, such as Iulian Miu, Radu Grămăticu, Alexandru Depărăţeanu, Gala Galaction, Petru Bellu, Zaharia Stancu, and Marin Preda.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1912 10,960 —    
1930 11,453 +4.5%
1948 14,905 +30.1%
1956 17,320 +16.2%
1966 21,747 +25.6%
1977 28,847 +32.6%
1992 37,640 +30.5%
2002 31,873 −15.3%
2011 24,222 −24.0%
Source: Census data

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