Vălenii de Munte
|Vălenii de Munte|
|— Town —|
|Nicolae Iorga memorial museum in Vălenii de Munte|
|• Mayor||Mircea Niţu (Social Democratic Party)|
|• Total||21.59 km2 (8.34 sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Vălenii de Munte (Romanian pronunciation: [vəˈlenij de ˈmunte]) is a town in Prahova County, southern Romania (the historical region of Wallachia), with a population of about 13,309. It lies on the Teleajen River valley, 28 kilometres (17 mi) north of the county seat of Ploieşti.
|Source: Census data|
The first recorded reference about the town dates back to the 17th century.
Romanian historian Nicolae Iorga's former residence in Vălenii de Munte hosts now a museum. The town was also the residence of painter Nicolae Tonitza. The Romanian singer Madalina Manole (1967-2010) was born here as well.
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