Periș

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Periş)
Jump to: navigation, search
For other uses, see Peris (disambiguation).
Periș
Commune
Periș is located in Romania
Periș
Periș
Coordinates: 44°41′N 26°1′E / 44.683°N 26.017°E / 44.683; 26.017
Country  Romania
County Ilfov County
Population (2002)[1] 7,151
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Periș is a commune in the far northwestern corner of Ilfov county, Romania. The population of Periș, in 2002, was 7,151, with a total of 2,800 households (average household size—2.6 persons). In Romanian, its name means "a place where pear trees grow". The commune is composed of three villages: Bălteni, Buriaș and Periș. It used to include Brătulești and Cocioc villages, until these were absorbed by other villages in the commune.

Geography[edit]

The surface area of the commune is 77.97 km², and its altitude ranges from 105 to 137 m above sea level.

History[edit]

It was the site of the Battle of Periș, on August 24, 1546, where Mircea the Shepherd launched a surprise attack on the boyars opposing his rule and greatly decimated them.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Romanian census data, 2002 Retrieved on April 5, 2016.

External links[edit]