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
CountyGiurgiu County
StatusTown
Government
 • MayorDaniel TRĂISTARU (Social Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total43.42 km2 (16.76 sq mi)
Population
(2011)
 • Total11,829
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Websitewww.bolintin-vale.ro

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
YearPop.±%
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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