Vitan, Bucharest

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Vitan on the map of Bucharest

Vitan is a neighborhood in southeastern Bucharest, Romania, along the Dâmboviţa River, located between Titan, Dristor, Centrul Civic, Olteniței and Berceni.

Its name comes from the Romanian family name "Vitan", presumably a Transylvanian name.[citation needed] Though it is one of the oldest neighborhoods of Bucharest, it was for a long time notorious for its poverty. The Bucharest Mall is located in the north side of the neighbourhood. The now drained Văcărești Lake is located on the right bank of the Dâmboviţa and the use of the 3.06 square kilometres of land owned by the state (evaluated to about $650 million) is still undecided.

Coordinates: 44°24′37.99″N 26°8′13.52″E / 44.4105528°N 26.1370889°E / 44.4105528; 26.1370889