Băilești

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Băilești
Municipality
Coat of arms of Băilești
Coat of arms
Băilești is located in Romania
Băilești
Băilești
Location of Băilești
Coordinates: 44°1′51″N 23°21′9″E / 44.03083°N 23.35250°E / 44.03083; 23.35250Coordinates: 44°1′51″N 23°21′9″E / 44.03083°N 23.35250°E / 44.03083; 23.35250
Country  Romania
County Dolj County
Status Municipality
Population 16,283
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Băilești (Romanian pronunciation: [bə.iˈleʃtʲ]) is a city in Dolj County, Oltenia, Romania, with a population of 16,283. One village, Balasan, is administered by the city.

The Romanian actor and comedian Amza Pellea and Romanian actor and theatre actor Marcel Iureș were born here and also Adriana Nechita, Georgiana Ciuciulete and Valerică Găman.

History[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1930 13,169 —    
1948 15,289 +16.1%
1956 15,932 +4.2%
1966 18,490 +16.1%
1977 19,890 +7.6%
1992 22,344 +12.3%
2002 22,231 −0.5%
2011 16,283 −26.8%
Source: Census data

In World War I, 156 people from Băilești died on the battefield; in 1924 sculptor Iordănescu constructed the Monument of Băilești Heroes in their honor. In World War II, 108 citizens of Băilești died on the battlefield.

In 2001, Băilești was declared a municipality. The city has been expanding in the last years, lots of commercial centers have been built, banks and old buildings have been restaured.

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