Topoloveni

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Topoloveni
Town
Topoloveni is located in Romania
Topoloveni
Topoloveni
Location of Topoloveni
Coordinates: 44°48′25″N 25°5′2″E / 44.80694°N 25.08389°E / 44.80694; 25.08389Coordinates: 44°48′25″N 25°5′2″E / 44.80694°N 25.08389°E / 44.80694; 25.08389
Country  Romania
County Argeş County
Status Town
Government
 • Mayor Gheorghiţă Botârcă (Social Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total 33.84 km2 (13.07 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 10,627
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://www.topoloveni.ro/

Topoloveni (Romanian pronunciation: [topoloˈvenʲ]) is a town in Argeş County, Romania on the Cârcinov River. The town administers four villages: Boţârcani, Crinteşti, Gorăneşti and Ţigăneşti.

The oldest document in which Topoloveni is mentioned is dated 19 June 1421, during the rule of Radu II Chelul. Its name is derived from a Slavic word, topol, meaning "poplar".[1] Dan Ghica-Radu, chief of the Romanian Land Forces Staff from 17 March 2009 to 16 January 2011, is from Topoloveni.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1810 91 —    
1956 3,904 +4190.1%
1977 6,196 +58.7%
1992 9,458 +52.6%
2002 10,329 +9.2%
2011 10,037 −2.8%
Source: Census data

References[edit]

  1. ^ Iordan, Iorgu (1963). Toponimia romînească. Bucharest: Editura Academiei Republicii Populare Romîne. p. 95. OCLC 460710897.