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|• Mayor (2020–2024)||Aurel Băjenaru (PSD)|
|Area||182.86 km2 (70.60 sq mi)|
|• Density||67/km2 (170/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)|
|Source: Census data|
Dăbuleni is known for the sandy areas surrounding it; since the 1980s, those areas have become part of an 800 km2 (310 sq mi) desert, known as the Oltenian Sahara. The town is the only place in Europe where a museum dedicated to sand exists. If the north part of the town is a desert, the south part is a Danube flooding area known as the patria pepenilor or patria lubenițelor (the "Motherland of the Melons" or "of the Watermelons"), from which the Dăbuleni melons are famous in all of Romania.
Irrigation near Dăbuleni
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Sand Museum of Dăbuleni
The Sand Museum of Dăbuleni (Muzeul Nisipului din Dăbuleni) is a museum in Dăbuleni that has a size of 12 hectares (30 acres). Its entrance is free and it is often visited by researchers and common people. The Sand Museum is located in the Oltenian Sahara, an area of around 80,000 ha (200,000 acres) in the Oltenia region, in the south of the Dolj County (near the Danube), where the town of Dăbuleni is located. Romania has been claimed to be the only country with a museum dedicated to sand in Europe or even the world.
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