|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
|Source: Census data|
In World War I, 156 people from Băilești died on the battefield; in 1924 sculptor Iordănescu constructed the Monument of Băilești Heroes in their honor. In World War II, 108 citizens of Băilești died on the battlefield.
In 2001, Băilești was declared a municipality. The city has been expanding in the last years, lots of commercial centers have been built, banks and old buildings have been restaured.