Location of Budești
|• Mayor||Lucia Lefter (National Liberal Party)|
|• Total||93 km2 (36 sq mi)|
|• Density||75.5/km2 (196/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
Budești (Romani: Budeshti) is a small provincial town in Călărași County, approximately 30 km (20 miles) south-east of Bucharest, the capital of Romania. Three villages are administered by the town: Aprozi, Buciumeni and Gruiu. Budești was the birthplace of famous Romanian violin player Ion Voicu. It has a population of 7,024 people. Near Budești, the Dâmbovița river flows into the Argeș River.
|Source: Census data|
According to the 2011 census, Budești is the Romanian town with the largest proportion of Romani. As one of two urban areas where Romani make up more than 20% of the total population, Budești is also the one of two towns in Romania where the Romani language has co-official status alongside Romanian, with education, signage and public service provided in both languages. 62% of the town's population is of Romanian ethnicity and 37.8% is of Romani ethnicity.
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