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Mihăilești is located in Romania
Coordinates: 44°19′N 25°54′E / 44.317°N 25.900°E / 44.317; 25.900
Country  Romania
County Giurgiu County
Population (2002)[1] 7,490
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://primariamihailesti.ro/

Mihăilești is a town located in Giurgiu County, Romania. It administers three villages: Drăgănescu, Novaci and Popești.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1992 7,341 —    
2002 7,161 −2.5%
2011 7,492 +4.6%
Source: Census data
Graphical reenactment of the Dacian dava discovered at Popești village, potentially Burebista's capital Argedava

Popești village is the location of an important archeological discovery: a large Dacian settlement believed by some historians such as Vasile Pârvan and professor Radu Vulpe to be the Argedava mentioned in the Decree of Dionysopolis. This ancient source links Argedava with the Dacian king Burebista, and it is believed to be his court or capital.

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  1. ^ Romanian census data, 2002 Archived 2012-09-24 at the Wayback Machine.; retrieved on March 1, 2010

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Coordinates: 44°19′26″N 25°54′25″E / 44.3238888889°N 25.9069444444°E / 44.3238888889; 25.9069444444