Fetești (Romanian pronunciation: [feˈteʃtʲ]) is a city in Ialomița County, Muntenia, Romania. It is located in the Bărăgan plain, on the Borcea branch of the Danube. Fetești has the second largest population in Ialomița, after Slobozia.
|Coordinates: 44°24′54″N 27°49′25″E / 44.41500°N 27.82361°E|
|• Mayor (2020–2024)||Laurențiu-Georgică Șonchereche (PSD)|
|Area||101.19 km2 (39.07 sq mi)|
|• Density||300/km2 (770/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)|
In 1895, the King Carol I railway Bridge was built across the Danube to Cernavodă. A newer one was built in the 1980s as part of the Bucharest-Constanța A2 highway.
The settlement of Fetești was first mentioned in the year 1528, in a document released by the ruler of Wallachia, Radu of Afumați. In 1868 Fetești became a commune, in 1934 a city, and 61 years later, in 1995, it achieved the status of municipality. In the course of time, Fetești has evolved to an important crossroads and industrial center.
|Source: Census data|
The city is composed of four neighbourhoods: Fetești-Oraș, Fetești-Gară, Buliga and Vlașca; formally, the last three are separate villages. Fetești-Gară has a population of over 20,000 inhabitants, and it is considered to be the center of Fetești.
There are 7 schools and 3 high-schools in the city. The "Carol I" high-school is the best in the Fetești-Țăndărei area, and one of the best in the county.
- ^ "Results of the 2020 local elections". Central Electoral Bureau. Retrieved 8 June 2021.
- ^ "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (XLS). National Institute of Statistics.