Măgurele

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Măgurele
Town
Downtown Măgurele, 2007
Downtown Măgurele, 2007
Coat of arms of Măgurele
Coat of arms
Măgurele is located in Romania
Măgurele
Măgurele
Coordinates: 44°23′41″N 26°3′58″E / 44.39472°N 26.06611°E / 44.39472; 26.06611
Country  Romania
County Ilfov County
Population (2002)[1] 9,272
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://www.primariamagurele.ro

Măgurele is a town situated in the southwestern part of Ilfov County, Romania. Its population is 9,200. Four villages are administered by the town: Alunișu, Dumitrana, Pruni and Vârteju.

The town hosts a nuclear research lab, the Institute of Atomic Physics (Romanian: Institutul de Fizicǎ Atomicǎ (IFA)) and its National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering. Between 1957 and 1998, it had a Soviet VVRS research reactor, now closed down. The Faculty of Physics of the University of Bucharest is also located in Măgurele.

Welcome sign at the town's southern entry

History[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
2002 9,200 —    
2011 10,565 +14.8%
Source: Census data

Its name is derived from a Romanian word possibly of Dacian origin, măgură, meaning "hill".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Romanian census data, 2002 Retrieved on April 5, 2016.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°23′41″N 26°3′58″E / 44.39472°N 26.06611°E / 44.39472; 26.06611