Băicoi

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Băicoi
Town
Coat of arms of Băicoi
Coat of arms
Location of Băicoi
Location of Băicoi
Coordinates: 45°2′43″N 25°51′57″E / 45.04528°N 25.86583°E / 45.04528; 25.86583Coordinates: 45°2′43″N 25°51′57″E / 45.04528°N 25.86583°E / 45.04528; 25.86583
Country Romania
CountyPrahova County
StatusTown
Government
 • MayorCiprian Stătescu (PNL)
Area
 • Total65.36 km2 (25.24 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total17,981
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ClimateDfb
Websitehttp://primariabaicoi.ro/

Băicoi (Romanian pronunciation: [bəjˈkoj]) is a town in Prahova county, Romania, near the 45th parallel. It lies near Florești, a train stop between Ploiești and Câmpina. Five localities are administered by the town: Dâmbu, Liliești, Schela, Tufeni and Țintea. Over time, these have become neighborhoods of the town.[1] Bӑicoi is situated in the historical region of Muntenia.

History[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1956 8,287—    
1966 9,120+10.1%
1977 17,440+91.2%
1992 20,681+18.6%
2002 20,020−3.2%
2011 17,981−10.2%
Source: Census data

Its name is derived from "Baicu".

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ (in Romanian) "Population" at the Băicoi Town Hall site; accessed March 15, 2013

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