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.
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".
The city is located in the north of the country, on the river Răut, a tributary of the Dniester.
Politics and administration
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.
The first historical mention of Floreşti dates to 1588