Titu

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Titu
Town
Titu is located in Romania
Titu
Titu
Location of Titu
Coordinates: 44°39′44″N 25°34′25″E / 44.66222°N 25.57361°E / 44.66222; 25.57361Coordinates: 44°39′44″N 25°34′25″E / 44.66222°N 25.57361°E / 44.66222; 25.57361
Country Romania
County Dâmboviţa County
Status Town
Government
 • Mayor Ilie Dinu (Democratic Liberal Party)
Area
 • Total 42.51 km2 (16.41 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 12,228
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Titu (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈtitu]) is a town in Dâmboviţa County, southern Romania, with a population of 10,226 as of 2002, best known for its yearly September 14 fair (bâlci).

Zones and administration[edit]

Titu is divided into three main zones:[1]

  • Titu-gară – The main part of the city, it contains the town hall, the main school, the train station and most important buildings.[citation needed]
  • Titu-târg – A rural zone which includes the town's library and the second school. It was also the former center town.[citation needed]
  • Sălcuţa – The smallest zone and a village in its own right, it is rural and features a church. It is also the place where the bâlci is held.[citation needed]

The town administers five other villages: Fusea, Hagioaica, Mereni, Plopu and Sălcuţa.[2]

Industry[edit]

The French automobile manufacturer Renault is operating a technical centre near the town of Titu, that is used for testing and optimizing vehicles of the Dacia brand. It became operational in September 2010 and the cost of the investment raised to 166 million euro. The centre includes 100 testing lines for parts and vehicles and 32 kilometres (20 miles) of test tracks that allow simulating various running conditions encountered around the world. It has 300 employees and is located at the half of the distance between the Mioveni factory and the research centre in Bucharest.[3]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Despre Titu". Primăria Oraşului Titu. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Oraş Titu". Primăria Titu. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Renault Technologie Roumanie a inaugurat Centrul Tehnic Titu". Dacia Group. 16 September 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2012.