Chiajna

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Chiajna
Chiajna is located in Romania
Chiajna
Chiajna
Coordinates: 44°28′N 25°59′E / 44.467°N 25.983°E / 44.467; 25.983
Country Romania
CountyIlfov County
Population
 (2002)[1]
8,009
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Websiteprimariachiajna.ro

Chiajna (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈkjaʒna]) is a commune in the south-west of Ilfov County, Romania, immediately west of the capital, Bucharest. It is composed of three villages: Chiajna, Dudu and Roșu.

Etymology[edit]

Chiajna is a Romanian female name, being a feminine version of "cneaz" (Knyaz).[2]

In one version Chiajna was named after the wife of Cernica Știrbey, a Wallachian vornic who owned the area where people from Cernavodă settled and founded the village.

Another story says that Lady Chiajna (ca. 1525–1588, Istanbul) was the daughter of Petru Rareș, the voievod of Moldavia, an illegitimate child of Ștefan cel Mare. Lady Chiajna was the wife of Wallachian prince Mircea V Ciobanul. In Romanian literature (e.g.: the novella Doamna Chiajna, published in 1860 by author Alexandru Odobescu), she is a famous and frightening female character, similar to Lady Macbeth.

Administration[edit]

The mayor of Chiajna is Mircea Minea (National Liberal Party).

Education[edit]

The commune contains Lady Chiajna High School (Grupul Școlar Doamna Chiajna), with the following specializations: Promotional Design, Football, Yachting, Wrestling, Boxing, and Public Alimentation.

Sport[edit]

The commune is host to the football team Concordia Chiajna. The team is in Liga II, and plays its home matches on Stadionul Concordia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Romanian census data, 2002 Retrieved on April 5, 2016.
  2. ^ Anca Bercaru, "Nume feminine de origine laică în antroponimia românească" Archived 2009-08-24 at the Wayback Machine, Romanoslavica (University of Bucharest), XLII, p. 177

Coordinates: 44°27′36″N 25°58′30″E / 44.460°N 25.975°E / 44.460; 25.975

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