Videle

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Videle
Town
Coat of arms of Videle
Coat of arms
Location of Videle
Location of Videle
Videle is located in Romania
Videle
Videle
Location of Videle
Coordinates: 44°17′0″N 25°32′0″E / 44.28333°N 25.53333°E / 44.28333; 25.53333Coordinates: 44°17′0″N 25°32′0″E / 44.28333°N 25.53333°E / 44.28333; 25.53333
Country  Romania
County Teleorman County
Status Town
Government
 • Mayor Lucian Militaru (Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total 79.96 km2 (30.87 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 11,112
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://www.primariavidele.ro/

Videle (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈvidele]) is a town in Teleorman County, southern Romania, with a population of 11,112 in 2011. It was upgraded to town status in 1968 by incorporation of a few villages nearby. Today, Coșoaia is the single associated village the town administers.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1977 10,904 —    
1992 13,024 +19.4%
2002 12,498 −4.0%
2011 11,112 −11.1%
Source: Census data

Videle is of some importance as a railway junction, for the railway track heading south to Bulgaria leaves the main Walachian East-West-railway from Bucharest to Craiova.

Children's residential hospital[edit]

Located adjacent to the main hospital grounds, the local 'Residential Hospital for Incurable Children' gained international notoriety for its appalling conditions and deprivations. These became public following the overthrow of the Ceaușescu government and a damning report by an investigative journalist from The Washington Post in 1990.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gloviczki, Peter J. (2004). "Ceauşescu's Children: The Process of Democratisation and the Plight of Romania's Orphans" (PDF). Critique: A Worldwide Student Journal of Politics (Fall): 117. Retrieved 2010-04-30.