Pucioasa

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Pucioasa
Town
Coat of arms of Pucioasa
Coat of arms
Country  Romania
County Dâmbovița County
Status Town
Government
 • Mayor Dănuț Bădău
Area
 • Total 42.59 km2 (16.44 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 14,254
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://www.primpuc.ro/

Coordinates: 45°4′27″N 25°26′3″E / 45.07417°N 25.43417°E / 45.07417; 25.43417

Pucioasa (Romanian pronunciation: [puˈt͡ʃjo̯asa]) is a town in Dâmbovița County, Romania. It administers six villages: Bela, Diaconești, Glodeni, Malurile, Miculești and Pucioasa-Sat.

History[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1930 5,772 —    
1948 4,643 −19.6%
1956 9,259 +99.4%
1966 11,212 +21.1%
1977 13,555 +20.9%
1992 16,601 +22.5%
2002 16,489 −0.7%
2011 14,254 −13.6%
Source: Census data

The name of the town dates from 20 September 1649, when it was mentioned in a document as "Piatra Pucioasă" (meaning Brimstone, referring to the sulphur resources nearby).