Roșiorii de Vede

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Roșiorii de Vede
Coat of arms of Roșiorii de Vede
Coat of arms
Roșiorii de Vede in Teleorman County
Roșiorii de Vede in Teleorman County
Roșiorii de Vede is located in Romania
Roșiorii de Vede
Roșiorii de Vede
Location of Roșiorii de Vede
Coordinates: 44°6′41″N 24°59′39″E / 44.11139°N 24.99417°E / 44.11139; 24.99417Coordinates: 44°6′41″N 24°59′39″E / 44.11139°N 24.99417°E / 44.11139; 24.99417
Country Romania
CountyTeleorman County
 • MayorValerică Cârciumaru (Social Democratic Party)
 • Total24,222
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Roșiorii de Vede (Romanian pronunciation: [roʃiˌorij de ˈvede]; sometimes Roșiori de Vede or, in old versions, Rușii de Vede) is a city in Teleorman County, Romania. Located in the Wallachia region, it is one of the oldest cities in the country. It was first mentioned in a document which dates back to 1385, when the city was visited by two German pilgrims who were returning from Jerusalem and stopped for a few days in a town they called Russenart.[citation needed]

Several Romanian personalities were born in and around the city, such as Iulian Miu, Radu Grămăticu, Alexandru Depărățeanu, Gala Galaction, Petru Bellu, Zaharia Stancu, Marin Preda and Viorica Dăncilă.

Historical population
1912 10,960—    
1930 11,453+4.5%
1948 14,905+30.1%
1956 17,320+16.2%
1966 21,747+25.6%
1977 28,847+32.6%
1992 37,640+30.5%
2002 31,873−15.3%
2011 24,222−24.0%
Source: Census data

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