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Hotel Caraiman Bușteni
Hotel Caraiman Bușteni
Coat of arms of Bușteni
Coat of arms
Location in Prahova County
Location in Prahova County
Bușteni is located in Romania
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 45°24′42″N 25°32′14″E / 45.41167°N 25.53722°E / 45.41167; 25.53722Coordinates: 45°24′42″N 25°32′14″E / 45.41167°N 25.53722°E / 45.41167; 25.53722
Country Romania
 • MayorEmanoil Savin[1] (PSD)
75.28 km2 (29.07 sq mi)
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Vehicle reg.PH

Bușteni (Romanian pronunciation: [buʃˈtenʲ]) is a small mountain town in the north of Prahova County, Muntenia, Romania. It is located in the Prahova Valley, at the bottom of the Bucegi Mountains, that have a maximum altitude of 2505 m. Its name literally means tree-logs in Romanian. One village, Poiana Țapului, is administratively part of the town, formerly a separate commune prior to 1950. According to the 2011 census, it has 8,894 inhabitants.

Bușteni's average altitude is 900 m. It is one of the most popular mountain resorts in Romania,[citation needed] with year-round tourism opportunities, including skiing and mountain climbing.

3D view of Bușteni

The town and the surrounding mountains were the site of military confrontations in 1916, during World War I (see Romania during World War I). A large commemorative monument (about 25 m high), Heroes' Cross (Crucea Eroilor) lies atop nearby Caraiman Peak, at nearly 2,260 m. The monument is lighted at night and is visible from virtually everywhere in Bușteni.

Historical population
1948 4,552—    
1956 8,591+88.7%
1966 10,781+25.5%
1977 12,223+13.4%
1992 12,486+2.2%
2002 11,787−5.6%
2011 8,894−24.5%
Source: Census data

The main local industries are wood industry and tourism. Many holiday houses have been recently[when?] built in the town.

Also a new Information Tourism Center was set up near the City Hall.

Honorary citizens[edit]

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Bușteni is twinned with:

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  1. ^ "Results of the 2016 local elections". Central Electoral Bureau. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (in Romanian). National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  3. ^ a b Daniel Remeș (9 December 2013). "Ana Maria Brânză și Simona Halep, cetățeni de onoare ai Bușteniului". ProSport (in Romanian). Retrieved 2015-05-31.
  4. ^ a b "Alina Dumitru și Mutu, cetățeni de onoare ai Bușteniului". Adevărul (in Romanian). 29 June 2011. Retrieved 2015-05-31.

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