Bușteni

Bușteni (Romanian pronunciation: [buʃˈtenʲ]) is a small mountain town in the north of Prahova County, Muntenia, Romania. It is located in the Prahova Valley, at the bottom of the Bucegi Mountains, that have a maximum altitude of 2,505 m (8,219 ft). Its name literally means tree-logs in Romanian. One village, Poiana Țapului, is administratively part of the town, formerly a separate commune prior to 1950. According to the 2011 census, it has 8,894 inhabitants.

Bușteni
Hotel Caraiman Bușteni
Hotel Caraiman Bușteni
Coat of arms of Bușteni
Location in Prahova County
Location in Prahova County
Bușteni is located in Romania
Bușteni
Bușteni
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 45°24′42″N 25°32′14″E / 45.41167°N 25.53722°E / 45.41167; 25.53722Coordinates: 45°24′42″N 25°32′14″E / 45.41167°N 25.53722°E / 45.41167; 25.53722
CountryRomania
CountyPrahova
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2024) Laurențiu-Mircea Corbu[1] (PNL)
Area
75.28 km2 (29.07 sq mi)
Elevation
875 m (2,871 ft)
Population
 (2011)[2]
8,894
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Postal code
105500
Vehicle reg.PH
Websitewww.orasul-busteni.ro

Bușteni's average altitude is 875 m (2,871 ft). It is one of the most popular mountain resorts in Romania,[citation needed] with year-round tourism opportunities, including skiing and mountain climbing.

3D view of Bușteni

The town and the surrounding mountains were the site of military confrontations in 1916, during World War I (see Romania during World War I). A large commemorative monument (about 25 m (82 ft) high), Heroes' Cross (Crucea Eroilor) lies atop nearby Caraiman Peak, at nearly 2,260 m (7,410 ft). The monument is lighted at night and is visible from virtually everywhere in Bușteni.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1948 4,552—    
1956 8,591+88.7%
1966 10,781+25.5%
1977 12,223+13.4%
1992 12,486+2.2%
2002 11,787−5.6%
2011 8,894−24.5%
Source: Census data

The main local industries are wood industry and tourism. Many holiday houses have been recently[when?] built in the town.

Also a new Information Tourism Center was set up near the City Hall.

PeopleEdit

NativesEdit

Honorary citizensEdit

International relationsEdit

Bușteni is twinned with:

ClimateEdit

Bușteni has a warm-summer humid continental climate (Dfb in the Köppen climate classification).

Climate data for Bușteni
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −2.6
(27.3)
−1.1
(30.0)
2.4
(36.3)
7.7
(45.9)
13
(55)
16.4
(61.5)
18.3
(64.9)
18.4
(65.1)
13.9
(57.0)
9.3
(48.7)
4.5
(40.1)
−0.7
(30.7)
8.3
(46.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) −6.3
(20.7)
−5
(23)
−1.6
(29.1)
3.5
(38.3)
8.8
(47.8)
12.5
(54.5)
14.3
(57.7)
14.4
(57.9)
9.9
(49.8)
5.3
(41.5)
1
(34)
−4.2
(24.4)
4.4
(39.9)
Average low °C (°F) −9.8
(14.4)
−8.6
(16.5)
−5.7
(21.7)
−0.9
(30.4)
4.3
(39.7)
8.2
(46.8)
10.1
(50.2)
10.3
(50.5)
6.2
(43.2)
1.8
(35.2)
−2
(28)
−7.4
(18.7)
0.5
(32.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 46
(1.8)
44
(1.7)
62
(2.4)
93
(3.7)
134
(5.3)
138
(5.4)
136
(5.4)
110
(4.3)
74
(2.9)
59
(2.3)
52
(2.0)
51
(2.0)
999
(39.2)
Source: https://en.climate-data.org/europe/romania/prahova/busteni-12798/

Image galleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Results of the 2020 local elections". Central Electoral Bureau. Retrieved 9 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (in Romanian). National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  3. ^ a b Daniel Remeș (9 December 2013). "Ana Maria Brânză și Simona Halep, cetățeni de onoare ai Bușteniului". ProSport (in Romanian). Retrieved 2015-05-31.
  4. ^ a b "Alina Dumitru și Mutu, cetățeni de onoare ai Bușteniului". Adevărul (in Romanian). 29 June 2011. Retrieved 2015-05-31.

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