Ștefănești, Botoșani

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Ștefănești
Town
Coat of arms of Ștefănești
Coat of arms
Location of Ștefănești, Botoșani
Location of Ștefănești, Botoșani
Country  Romania
County Botoșani County
Area
 • Total 96.57 km2 (37.29 sq mi)
Population (2002)[1]
 • Total 5,628
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Ștefănești (Yiddish: שטעפנשט‎, Hebrew: שטפנשט‎‎) is a small town in Botoșani County, Romania. It administers four villages: Bădiuți, Bobulești, Stânca and Ștefănești-Sat.

The painter Ștefan Luchian (1868–1916) was born here, as well as Vlad Onicescu, the father of the mathematician Octav Onicescu (1892–1983). The town is also the birthplace of the Shtefanesht Hasidic dynasty and as such its name is still known in present-day Israel.

Stânca is a border checkpoint to Moldova.

Demographics[edit]

According to the census from 2011 there was a total population of 5,092 people living in this town. Of this population, 90.57% are ethnic Romanians, 9.3% ethnic Romani.[2]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 47°47′N 27°12′E / 47.783°N 27.200°E / 47.783; 27.200