Mioveni

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Mioveni
Coat of arms of Mioveni
Location in Argeș County
Location in Argeș County
Mioveni is located in Romania
Mioveni
Mioveni
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 44°57′25″N 24°56′26″E / 44.95694°N 24.94056°E / 44.95694; 24.94056Coordinates: 44°57′25″N 24°56′26″E / 44.95694°N 24.94056°E / 44.95694; 24.94056
CountryRomania
CountyArgeș
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2024) Ion Georgescu[1] (PSD)
Area
50.79 km2 (19.61 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
31,998
 • Density630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Vehicle reg.AG
Websitehttp://emioveni.ro

Mioveni (Romanian pronunciation: [mi.oˈvenʲ]) is a town in Argeș County, Romania, approximately 15 km (9 miles) north-east of Pitești. As of 2011, it had a population of 31,998. The town administers four villages: Clucereasa, Colibași, Făgetu and Racovița.

Mioveni Orthodox Church

History[edit]

It was first mentioned in a written record in 1485. It developed much in the 1970s after the construction of the Automobile Dacia manufacturing plant, inaugurated in 1968. There is also a Nuclear Research Institute, that builds components and materials for the Cernavodă Nuclear Power Plant, and a high security prison.

It officially became a town in 1989, as a result of the Romanian rural systematization program. Prior to April 1989, when it was declared a town, the place was a commune under the name of Colibași. In 1996, the historic name of Mioveni was revived, although the old village had been completely razed under the Communist regime in order to make way for new urban construction.[3]

Economy[edit]

Automobile Dacia is headquartered in the town.

Sports[edit]

Its football team, CS Mioveni (formerly Dacia Mioveni) played in the Romanian first league for two seasons: in 2007–08 and in 2011–12. They also reached the semifinals of the 2007–08 Romanian Cup.

Natives[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Results of the 2020 local elections". Central Electoral Bureau. Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (in Romanian). National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  3. ^ (in Romanian) Mioveni Archived 2013-07-02 at archive.today at the Argeș County Council site; accessed July 2, 2013