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For the village in Bacău County, see Stănișești. For the village in Mehedinţi County, see Izvoru Bârzii.
Coat of arms of Balotești
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Balotești is located in Romania
Coordinates: 44°37′N 26°6′E / 44.617°N 26.100°E / 44.617; 26.100Coordinates: 44°37′N 26°6′E / 44.617°N 26.100°E / 44.617; 26.100
Country  Romania
County Ilfov County
Population (2002)[1] 6,726
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Balotești is a commune in the northwestern part of Ilfov County, Romania. Two small rivers flow through this location: Cociovaliştea and Vlăsia. It is composed of three villages: Balotești, Dumbrăveni and Săftica.

The commune is named after an 18th-century boyar, Balotă, who owned local lands.[citation needed]

On March 31, 1995, a TAROM Romanian Airbus A310 crashed near Balotești, leaving 60 dead (see Tarom Flight 371).


  1. ^ Romanian census data, 2002 Retrieved on April 5, 2016.