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|• Mayor||Ion Georgescu (Social Democratic Party)|
|• Total||50.79 km2 (19.61 sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Mioveni (Romanian pronunciation: [mi.oˈvenʲ]) is a town in Argeș County, Romania, approximately 15 km (9 miles) north-east of Pitești. As of 2002[update], it had a population of 35,849. The town administers four villages: Clucereasa, Colibași, Făgetu and Racovița.
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.
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.
Automobile Dacia is headquartered in the town.
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