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|• Mayor||Nicolae Gnatiuc (PSD)|
|• Total||52.48 km2 (20.26 sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Website||http://www.onesti.ro/[permanent dead link]|
Onești (Romanian pronunciation: [oˈneʃtʲ]; Hungarian: Ónfalva) is a city in Bacău County, Romania, with a population of 39,172 inhabitants. It is situated in the historical region of Western Moldavia.
|Source: Census data|
The city was founded as a village on December 14, 1458, and it is said that was named after prince Stephen the Great's daughter, Oana, its overlord. At the death of the Communist leader Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej in March 1965, it was renamed Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, but the name was changed back in 1996.
Onești is located in the Trotuș Depression at an altitude of 175 m.
- Diana Chelaru, gymnast
- Nadia Comăneci, gymnast
- Loredana Groza, singer
- Ana Maria Pavăl, amateur wrestler
Twin towns and sister cities
Skien, Norway and Eysines, France
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