Dăbuleni

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Dăbuleni
Coat of arms of Dăbuleni
Coat of arms
Dăbuleni is located in Romania
Dăbuleni
Dăbuleni
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 43°48′04″N 24°05′31″E / 43.80111°N 24.09194°E / 43.80111; 24.09194Coordinates: 43°48′04″N 24°05′31″E / 43.80111°N 24.09194°E / 43.80111; 24.09194
Country Romania
CountyDolj
Government
 • MayorAurel Băjenaru[1] (PNL)
Population
 (2011)[2]
12,182
Time zoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Vehicle reg.DJ
Historical population
YearPop.±%
2002 13,888—    
2011 11,861−14.6%
Source: Census data

Dăbuleni (Romanian pronunciation: [dəbuˈlenʲ]) is a town of Dolj County, Oltenia, Romania, known for the sandy areas surrounding it, since the 1980s have become part of an 80,000 hectares (800 km², 310 mi²) desert, known as the Oltenian Sahara. The town is the only place in Europe where an official Sand Museum exists. It was declared a town in 2004 (Law no. 83/2004). If the north part of the town is a desert, the south part, a Danube flooding area known as the "Melon Kingdom", from which the "Dăbuleni" melons, are famous in all Romania.

One village, Chiașu, is administered by the town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Results of the 2016 local elections". Central Electoral Bureau. Retrieved 3 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.