Bolintin-Vale

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Bolintin-Vale
Town
Assumption church
Assumption church
Location of Bolintin-Vale
Location of Bolintin-Vale
Coordinates: 44°26′50″N 25°45′26″E / 44.44722°N 25.75722°E / 44.44722; 25.75722Coordinates: 44°26′50″N 25°45′26″E / 44.44722°N 25.75722°E / 44.44722; 25.75722
Country  Romania
County Giurgiu County
Status Town
Government
 • Mayor Nicolae Sugurel (Social Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total 43.42 km2 (16.76 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 11,829
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://www.bolintin.net/

Bolintin-Vale (Romanian pronunciation: [bolinˌtin ˈvale]) is a town in Giurgiu County, southern Romania with a population of 11,829 as of 2011. The town administers three villages: Crivina, Malu Spart and Suseni. It is the second largest city in the county; proximity to the capital Bucharest has helped the local economy.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1992 11,545 —    
2002 11,464 −0.7%
2011 11,829 +3.2%
Source: Census data

Bolintin-Vale is mainly populated by ethnic Romanians, who make up 79.2% of the population, even though it has a significant Romani minority (19.8%). In fact, Bolintin-Vale is the Romanian town with the third largest percentage of Roma people. Many of the Romani are refugees from neighbouring Bolintin-Deal, who settled here after the ethnic clashes from 1991.

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