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Liești is a commune in eastern Romania, the third-largest commune of Galați County, on the confluence of the Siret and Bârlad rivers, very close to Tecuci (28 km) and Galați (52 km). It is composed of two villages, Liești and Șerbănești. The latter is the southernmost part of the commune.

Liești
Commune
Liești is located in Romania
Liești
Liești
Location of Liești
Coordinates: 45°37′9.5″N 27°32′29.6″E / 45.619306°N 27.541556°E / 45.619306; 27.541556Coordinates: 45°37′9.5″N 27°32′29.6″E / 45.619306°N 27.541556°E / 45.619306; 27.541556
CountryRomania
CountyGalați County
StatusCommune
Government
 • MayorIulian Boț (National Liberal Party)
Area
 • Total89.12 km2 (34.41 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total11,138
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Website[1]
St Nicholas Church, Liești

NameEdit

The name of the commune appears to be derived from Ilie, which means Elijah, probably a local, which seems to be the brother of Șerban, the father of Șerbănești.

HistoryEdit

The first mention of the village dates from 1448, when in the prince of Moldavia, Petru II, who gives as a gift to the local nobleman Cernat Ploscarul and to his brother, Ștefu, 40 villages and fields among which appear Liești and Șerbănești.

Tourist sightsEdit

Liești has several Romanian Orthodox churches – St. Parascheva (c. 1886), Dormition of the Virgin (1889), and St. Nicholas (built after 1990)- the seat of the Protopopiate (archpriest's district) of Nicorești. Other attractions include the acacia forests near the village (especially in May) and the picturesque valleys of the rivers Siret and Bârlad.

EducationEdit

Lieşti has four schools: one which teaches until the tenth grade, and three that teach until the eighth grade. Liești also has four kindergartens and a 14,000-volume public library.

EconomyEdit

The village has a sugar factory (Lemarco Bucharest), but the majority of the population works in local agriculture or in siderurgy at the Siderurgical Combinate Mittal Steel from Galați. Beginning around 2000, many people from the region have gone to work in Italy or Spain, where wages are higher.

ClimateEdit

The climate of Liești is Humid continental (Dfb):

Climate data for Liești
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 1.1
(34.0)
3.1
(37.6)
9.2
(48.6)
16.8
(62.2)
22.5
(72.5)
26.0
(78.8)
27.9
(82.2)
27.5
(81.5)
23.6
(74.5)
17.0
(62.6)
9.4
(48.9)
3.5
(38.3)
15.6
(60.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) −2.2
(28.0)
−0.3
(31.5)
4.6
(40.3)
11.2
(52.2)
16.7
(62.1)
20.2
(68.4)
21.9
(71.4)
21.4
(70.5)
17.6
(63.7)
11.6
(52.9)
5.5
(41.9)
0.5
(32.9)
10.7
(51.3)
Average low °C (°F) −5.5
(22.1)
−3.7
(25.3)
0.1
(32.2)
5.7
(42.3)
11.0
(51.8)
14.4
(57.9)
16.0
(60.8)
15.4
(59.7)
11.6
(52.9)
6.2
(43.2)
1.7
(35.1)
−2.4
(27.7)
5.9
(42.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 28
(1.1)
29
(1.1)
27
(1.1)
40
(1.6)
56
(2.2)
70
(2.8)
55
(2.2)
48
(1.9)
43
(1.7)
28
(1.1)
34
(1.3)
31
(1.2)
489
(19.3)
Source: Climate-data.org [1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Climate data for Liești, Galați". Retrieved November 26, 2016.