Vicovu de Sus

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Vicovu de Sus
Town
Coat of arms of Vicovu de Sus
Coat of arms
Vicovu de Sus is located in Romania
Vicovu de Sus
Vicovu de Sus
Location of Vicovu de Sus
Coordinates: 47°55′33″N 25°40′48″E / 47.92583°N 25.68000°E / 47.92583; 25.68000Coordinates: 47°55′33″N 25°40′48″E / 47.92583°N 25.68000°E / 47.92583; 25.68000
Country  Romania
County Suceava County
Status Town
Government
 • Mayor Gheorghe Schipor (Social-Liberal Union)
Area
 • Total 42.55 km2 (16.43 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)[1]
 • Total Decrease13,053
 • Density 307/km2 (800/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website Official site

Vicovu de Sus (Romanian pronunciation: [ˌvikovu de ˈsus]; German: Oberwikow) is a town in northern Suceava County, on the border with Ukraine. The town administers one village, Bivolărie.

History[edit]

It was bought by Ştefan cel Mare for Putna Monastery in the year 1466. The locality, previously a rural commune, received town status in 2004.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1910 7,395 —    
1930 8,552 +15.6%
1992 14,077 +64.6%
2002 14,125 +0.3%
2004 14,302 +1.3%
2005 14,395 +0.7%
2006 14,600 +1.4%
2007 14,718 +0.8%
2008 14,710 −0.1%
2010 14,892 +1.2%
2011 13,053 −12.3%
Source: Census data

According to the 2011 census, there was a total population of 13,053 people living in the town. Of this population, 94.7% were ethnic Romanians and 5% ethnic Romani.[1] 76.7% were Romanian Orthodox, 20.9% Pentecostal and 2% Baptist.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Suceava County at the 2011 census" (in Romanian). INSSE. February 2, 2012. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Suceava County at the 2011 census, Preliminary data" (in Romanian). INSSE. August 24, 2012. Retrieved December 30, 2012.