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For the village in Gorj County, see Turcineşti. For the village in Olt County, see Dobreţu. For other uses, see Horezu River.
Coat of arms of Horezu
Coat of arms
Horezu is located in Romania
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
 • Mayor Gheorghe Niţă (National Liberal Party)
 • 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: Ifrimeşti, Râmeşti, Romanii de Jos, Romanii de Sus, Tănăseşti and Urşani.

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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