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
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Its name is derived from a Romanian word possibly of Dacian origin, măgură, meaning "hill".
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Coordinates: 44°23′41″N 26°3′58″E / 44.39472°N 26.06611°E