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Buhuși (Romanian pronunciation: [buˈhuʃʲ]; Yiddish: באהושBohush) is a town in Bacău County, Romania with a population of 14,562 (2011). It was first mentioned in the 15th century when it was named "Bodești" and was a property of an important family of Boyars named "Buhuș".

Buhuși is located in Romania
Location of Buhuşi
Coordinates: 46°42′54″N 26°42′15″E / 46.71500°N 26.70417°E / 46.71500; 26.70417Coordinates: 46°42′54″N 26°42′15″E / 46.71500°N 26.70417°E / 46.71500; 26.70417
Country Romania
CountyBacău County
 • MayorVasile Zaharia (Social Democratic Party)
 • Total39.86 km2 (15.39 sq mi)
 • Total14,562
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
1930 8,655—    
1948 8,198−5.3%
1956 12,382+51.0%
1966 15,341+23.9%
1977 20,148+31.3%
1992 21,621+7.3%
2002 21,993+1.7%
2011 14,562−33.8%
Source: Census data

The town had the biggest textile factory in south-eastern Europe. But the factory has drastically reduced its capabilities after 1989 and currently employs less than 200 workers. The Runc Monastery (built in 1457), located near Buhuși, is one of the famous monasteries built by Stephen the Great of Moldavia in Moldavia during the Ottoman Wars in the 15th century.

Buhuși has five primary schools and one high school, the Ion Borcea Technical College. The town administers two villages, Marginea and Runcu.


Jewish communityEdit

Rabbi Yitzchok Friedman, son of Rabbi Yisrael Friedman of Ruzhyn, founded the Bohush Hasidic dynasty here in the mid-nineteenth century. The dynasty moved to Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1951.[1]

Notable residentsEdit



  1. ^ Friedman, Yisroel. The Golden Dynasty: Ruzhin, the royal house of Chassidus. Jerusalem: The Kest-Lebovits Jewish Heritage and Roots Library, 2nd English edition, 2000, p. 262.

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