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Știrbei Palace
Știrbei Palace
Coat of arms of Buftea
Coat of arms
Buftea is located in Romania
Location of Buftea
Coordinates: 44°34′12″N 25°57′0″E / 44.57000°N 25.95000°E / 44.57000; 25.95000Coordinates: 44°34′12″N 25°57′0″E / 44.57000°N 25.95000°E / 44.57000; 25.95000
Country  Romania
County Ilfov County
Status County Capital
 • Mayor Pistol Gheorghe (PNL)
 • Total 57.36 km2 (22.15 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 21,960
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://www.primariabuftea.ro/

Buftea (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈbufte̯a]) is a town in Ilfov county, Romania, located 20 km north-west of Bucharest. With a population of 21,960, it is the smallest county capital of Romania by population. One village, Buciumeni, is administered by the town.

The film studios MediaPro Pictures and the Buftea Palace of the Ştirbei family are located in Buftea.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1977 14,891 —    
1992 19,399 +30.3%
2002 19,617 +1.1%
2011 21,960 +11.9%
Source: Census data
Location of Buftea (red) in Ilfov and Romania. (Yellow star: Bucharest)

Buftea is the hometown of Olympic bronze medalist and two-time European Champion rower Daniela Druncea.