Rovinari

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Coordinates: 44°54′45″N 23°9′44″E / 44.91250°N 23.16222°E / 44.91250; 23.16222

Rovinari
Town
Coat of arms of Rovinari
Coat of arms
Location of Rovinari
Location of Rovinari
Country  Romania
County Gorj County
Status Town
Government
 • Mayor Dorin Filip (Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total 26.32 km2 (10.16 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 11,816
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://www.primariarovinari.ro/

Rovinari (Romanian pronunciation: [roviˈnarʲ]) is a town in Gorj County, southern Romania. It is a mining city, nearby to surface and underground mines. A big thermo-electrical power plant functions close to the town.

The lignite-fired electricity generating station at Rovinari
Another view of the power station
Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1992 13,335 —    
2002 12,603 −5.5%
2011 11,816 −6.2%
Source: Census data