The town administers three villages: Curăturile, Gătejești and Prajila.
The resort is found at an altitude of 360–380 meters and the whole area is surrounded by forests. The name of the city "Govora" comes from Thracian-Dacian dialect and means dent, a valley with many springs.
In 1876 a local discovered salty water and mud good for rheumatic treatments. About 10 years later was built the first base with warm baths. After 1950, Govora becomes a city and also resort along with creating bases for treatment, hotels and hostels were build. But the official opening of the resort took place in 1910 once with the first hotel.
Resort is recommended for those seeking peace, relaxation but especially those with respiratory and rheumatic diseases. In the late '80s a hotel complex was built with all the perfect conditions for treatment and accommodation. Today the resort can receive annually,over 1400 tourists. Beside treatment tourists can visit a lot of historical monuments and arts from Dacian and Roman artifacts.