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Băilești (Romanian pronunciation: [bə.iˈleʃtʲ]) is a municipality in Dolj County, Oltenia, Romania, with a population of 17,537. One village, Balasan, is administered by the city.

Coat of arms of Băilești
Coat of arms
Băilești is located in Romania
Location of Băilești
Coordinates: 44°1′51″N 23°21′9″E / 44.03083°N 23.35250°E / 44.03083; 23.35250Coordinates: 44°1′51″N 23°21′9″E / 44.03083°N 23.35250°E / 44.03083; 23.35250
Country Romania
CountyDolj County
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

The Romanian actor and comedian Amza Pellea and Romanian actor and theatre actor Marcel Iureș were born here and also Adriana Nechita, Georgiana Ciuciulete and Valerică Găman.


1930 13,169—    
1948 15,289+16.1%
1956 15,932+4.2%
1966 18,490+16.1%
1977 19,890+7.6%
1992 22,344+12.3%
2002 22,231−0.5%
2011 16,283−26.8%
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.

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