Panciu

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Panciu
Town
Coat of arms of Panciu
Coat of arms
Country  Romania
County Vrancea County
Status Town
Government
 • Mayor Iulian Nica (Social Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total 61.85 km2 (23.88 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 7,664
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Coordinates: 45°54′36″N 27°5′24″E / 45.91000°N 27.09000°E / 45.91000; 27.09000

The town of Panciu (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈpant͡ʃju]) in the county of Vrancea in Romania lies on the river Şuşiţa, in southern Moldavia, 30 km (19 mi) northwest of Focșani. It has a population of approximately 7,600. It administers five villages: Crucea de Jos, Crucea de Sus, Dumbrava, Neicu and Satu Nou.

The region is famous for its white wines but also for its sparkling wines (white, red and rosé).

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1912 2,737 —    
1930 6,816 +149.0%
1948 4,523 −33.6%
1956 7,679 +69.8%
1966 7,948 +3.5%
1977 7,766 −2.3%
1992 10,016 +29.0%
2002 8,903 −11.1%
2011 7,664 −13.9%
Source: Census data

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