Florești, Moldova

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Florești
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Florești is located in Moldova
Florești
Florești
Coordinates: 47°53′36″N 28°18′05″E / 47.89333°N 28.30139°E / 47.89333; 28.30139Coordinates: 47°53′36″N 28°18′05″E / 47.89333°N 28.30139°E / 47.89333; 28.30139
CountryMoldova
CountyFloreşti District
Founded20 August 1588
Government
 • MayorIurie Ţap
Area
 • Total15.12 km2 (5.84 sq mi)
Elevation
88 m (289 ft)
Population
 • Total11,998
 • Density790/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
(MD-)5001–5002[2]
Area code(s)+373 250
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Florești (Romanian pronunciation: [floˈreʃtʲ]; Russian: Флорешты), is the capital city and industrial and commercial center of Floreşti District of Moldova. It is located on the river Răut.

Name[edit]

The name comes from the Romanian word floare ("flower"). The old name of the settlement was Rădiul Florilor, which is also a derivative from the Romanian word for "flower".

Geography[edit]

The city is located in the north of the country, on the river Răut, a tributary of the Dniester.

Politics and administration[edit]

Florești is governed by the City Council and the City Mayor (Romanian: Primar), both elected once every four years. The current mayor is Iurie Ţap.

Notable people[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Results of Population and Housing Census in the Republic of Moldova in 2014: "Characteristics - Population (population by communes, religion, citizenship)" (XLS). National Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Moldova. 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  2. ^ http://www.posta.md/