Slatina, Romania

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Skyline of Slatina
Coat of arms of Slatina
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Slatina is located in Romania
Coordinates: 44°25′47″N 24°21′51″E / 44.42972°N 24.36417°E / 44.42972; 24.36417Coordinates: 44°25′47″N 24°21′51″E / 44.42972°N 24.36417°E / 44.42972; 24.36417
Country  Romania
County Olt County
Status County capital
 • Mayor Constantin Stelian Emil Moţ (Social Democratic Party)
 • Total 53.93 km2 (20.82 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 70,293
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Slatina (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈslatina], Bulgarian: Слатина) is the capital city of Olt County, Romania, on the river Olt. It is located in the south of Romania, on the eastern side of the river Olt, in the historical region of Muntenia. The population was 70,293 in 2011, being an important industrial center.

The city administers one village, Cireașov.


Historical population
1912 9,825—    
1930 11,243+14.4%
1948 13,136+16.8%
1956 13,381+1.9%
1966 19,250+43.9%
1977 44,892+133.2%
1992 85,168+89.7%
2002 79,171−7.0%
2011 70,293−11.2%
Source: Census data

The town of Slatina was first mentioned on January 20, 1368 in an official document issued by Vladislav I Vlaicu, Prince of Wallachia. The document stated that merchants from the Transylvanian city of Brașov would not pay customs when passing through Slatina. The word Slatina is of Slavic origin, and means "marsh, swamp, watery plain".[1]


Alro Slatina, the largest aluminum producing factories in Southeastern Europe, is located in the city. Other companies based in Slatina include ALPROM (which, like ALRO, is a subsidiary of VIMETCOGROUP), Altur (engine set manufacturer), Pirelli Tires Romania (tire-manufacturer), Cord Romania (steel cord for tires), TMK Artrom (seamless steel tubes), Prysmian (electronic and electric wires and cables) and Benteler.

One of the oldest private businesses in Romania is the Slatina-based pastry shop Atletul Albanez ("The Albanian Athlete").[2]


There is an association football club in Slatina, ACS Inter Olt Slatina, that plays in Liga III (the third league of Romania).

The city is also home to KZN Slatina, a women's team handball club which plays in the second handball league of Romania.



  1. ^ Carl Voretzsch, Romanistische Arbeiten, Volume 54, Issue 2, M. Niemeyer, 1960, p. 504.
  2. ^ (in Romanian) "Atletul albanez al halviței cu bragă" ("The Albanian Athlete of Nougat and Boza")[permanent dead link], in Gândul, April 12, 2006

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