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Aerial view of Otopeni
Aerial view of Otopeni
Coat of arms of Otopeni
Coat of arms
Otopeni is located in Romania
Location of Otopeni
Coordinates: 44°33′0″N 26°4′12″E / 44.55000°N 26.07000°E / 44.55000; 26.07000Coordinates: 44°33′0″N 26°4′12″E / 44.55000°N 26.07000°E / 44.55000; 26.07000
Country  Romania
County Ilfov County
Status Town
 • Mayor Constantin Silviu Gheorghe (National Liberal Party)
 • Total 31.60 km2 (12.20 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 13,861
 • Density 439/km2 (1,140/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://www.otopeniro.ro/
Henri Coandă International Airport, which is the location of the TAROM head office

Otopeni (Romanian pronunciation: [otoˈpenʲ]) is a town in Ilfov County, Romania, some 15 km (9.3 mi) north of Bucharest along the road to Ploiești. It has 13,861 inhabitants, of which 99.0% are Romanians. One village, Odăile, is administered by the town.

Henri Coandă International Airport is located inside Otopeni. The head office of the airline TAROM is located inside the International Departures Terminal in the airport.[1] In addition the head office of Țiriac Air is in Otopeni.[2]


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
2002 10,515 —    
2011 13,861 +31.8%
Source: Census data

Originally an agricultural village, Otopeni was transformed into a city as part of Nicolae Ceaușescu's Systematization plan. It replaced the semidetached houses with four-story high apartment buildings.[3]

Local government[edit]

The mayor of Otopeni is Constantin Silviu Gheorghe, from the National Liberal Party. The Otopeni Local Council has 17 councillors, even though before the 2008 local elections, it only had 15. It is considered to be a safe Liberal district, currently having the following party composition:

    Party Seats in 2004 Seats in 2008 Current Council
  National Liberal Party 11 13                          
  Democratic Party 2 2                          
  Social Democratic Party 2 2                          
Map of Ilfov county with Otopeni highlighted


  1. ^ "Participation Announcement To The Tender Procedure For Public Procurement - Information Technology Services." TAROM. 12 June 2008. Retrieved on 28 February 2010. "The headquarters of S.C. Compania Nationala de Transporturi Aeriene Romane TAROM S.A., placed in Otopeni, Calea Bucurestilor 224F, Ilfov County, Romania ( Henri Coanda International Airport-Bucharest, International Departures Terminal, 2nd Floor)."
  2. ^ "Terms and Conditions" (Direct English link) Țiriac Air. Retrieved on 11 December 2011. "[...]SC Ion Tiriac Air SRL, headquartered in Romania, Otopeni, Ilfov, 224G Bucurestilor Str, PO BOX 21-17,[...]" - Romanian: "[...]Calea Bucureştilor nr. 224G, Otopeni, jud. Ilfov,[...]"
  3. ^ Darrick Danta, "Ceausescu's Bucharest", The Geographical Review 83, no. 2 (1993)

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