Horezu

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For the village in Gorj County, see Turcinești. For the village in Olt County, see Dobreţu. For other uses, see Horezu River.
Horezu
Town
Coat of arms of Horezu
Coat of arms
Horezu is located in Romania
Horezu
Horezu
Location of Horezu
Coordinates: 45°8′36″N 23°59′30″E / 45.14333°N 23.99167°E / 45.14333; 23.99167Coordinates: 45°8′36″N 23°59′30″E / 45.14333°N 23.99167°E / 45.14333; 23.99167
Country  Romania
County Vâlcea County
Status Town
Government
 • Mayor Nicolae Sărdărescu (Social Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total 117 km2 (45 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 6,263
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://www.orasul-horezu.ro/
Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1977 5,536 —    
1992 7,282 +31.5%
2002 7,446 +2.3%
2011 6,263 −15.9%
Source: Census data

Horezu is a town located in Vâlcea County, Romania, about 43km from Râmnicu Vâlcea. The town administers six villages: Ifrimești, Râmești, Romanii de Jos, Romanii de Sus, Tănăsești and Urșani.

The town is well known for its people who make pottery and present it at an annual fair (see Horezu ceramics). There are special traditions which have been well preserved. The town has slightly over 6,000 inhabitants, most of them working in agriculture and services.

Horezu is the site of Horezu Monastery, a World Heritage Site.

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