Slatina, Romania

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Slatina
Skyline of Slatina
Coat of arms of Slatina
Coat of arms
Slatina is located in Romania
Slatina
Slatina
Coordinates: 44°25′47″N 24°21′51″E / 44.42972°N 24.36417°E / 44.42972; 24.36417Coordinates: 44°25′47″N 24°21′51″E / 44.42972°N 24.36417°E / 44.42972; 24.36417
Country  Romania
County Olt County
Status County capital
Government
 • Mayor Minel Prina (Social Liberal Union)
Population (2011)
 • Total 70,293
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://www.primariaslatina.ro/

Slatina (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈslatina], Bulgarian: Слатина) is the capital city of Olt County, Romania, on the river Olt.

The city administers one village, Cireașov.

History[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1912 9,825 —    
1930 11,243 +14.4%
1948 13,136 +16.8%
1956 13,381 +1.9%
1966 19,250 +43.9%
1977 44,892 +133.2%
1992 85,168 +89.7%
2002 79,171 −7.0%
2011 70,293 −11.2%
Source: Census data

The town of Slatina was first mentioned on January 20, 1368 in an official document issued by Vladislav I Vlaicu, Prince of Wallachia. The document stated that merchants from the Transylvanian city of Brașov would not pay customs when passing through Slatina. The word Slatina is of Slavic origin, stemming from Slam-tina, "salted land" or "salty water".

Economy[edit]

Alro Slatina, the largest aluminum producing factories in Southeastern Europe, is located in the city. Other companies based in Slatina include ALPROM (which, like ALRO, is a subsidiary of VIMETCOGROUP), Altur (engine set manufacturer), Pirelli Tires Romania (tire-manufacturer), Cord Romania (steel cord for tires), TMK Artrom (seamless steel tubes), Prysmian (electronic and electric wires and cables) and Benteler.

One of the oldest private businesses in Romania is the Slatina-based pastry shop La atletul albanez ("The Albanian Athlete").[1]

Sport[edit]

There is an association football club in Slatina, Alro Slatina, that plays in Liga II (the second league of Romania).

The city is also home to KZN Slatina, a women's team handball club which plays in the second handball league of Romania.

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