Mărășești

Mărășești (Romanian pronunciation: [mərəˈʃeʃtʲ] (About this soundlisten)) is a small town in Vrancea County, Western Moldavia, Romania. It administers six villages: Călimănești, Haret, Modruzeni, Pădureni, Siretu and Tișița.

Mărășești
Mausoleum of Mărășești
Coat of arms of Mărășești
Location in Vrancea County
Location in Vrancea County
Mărășești is located in Romania
Mărășești
Mărășești
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 45°52′48″N 27°13′48″E / 45.88000°N 27.23000°E / 45.88000; 27.23000Coordinates: 45°52′48″N 27°13′48″E / 45.88000°N 27.23000°E / 45.88000; 27.23000
CountryRomania
CountyVrancea
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2024) Valerică-Dorel Chitic[1] (PSD)
Area
92 km2 (36 sq mi)
Elevation
62 m (203 ft)
Population
 (2011)[2]
10,671
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Postal code
625200
Vehicle reg.VN
Websiteprimariamarasesti.ro

GeographyEdit

The town is located in the eastern part of the county, on the border with Galați County. It is 20 km (12 mi) north of the county seat, Focșani. Mărășești lies on the right bank of the river Siret, which separates it from Galați County, in the area where the Siret receives the waters of the rivers Șușița and Zăbrăuț.

HistoryEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1930 4,532—    
1948 4,940+9.0%
1956 5,604+13.4%
1966 6,795+21.3%
1977 10,521+54.8%
1992 12,370+17.6%
2002 13,070+5.7%
2011 9,440−27.8%
Source: Census data
 
Romanian troops at Mărășești in 1917, during World War I

King Milan I of Serbia was born in Mărășești on 22 August 1854.

In 1917 during World War I, the Battle of Mărășești between the Kingdom of Romania and the German Empire was fought near the town. It was the last major battle between the German Empire and the Kingdom of Romania on the Romanian front during World War I. A mausoleum containing the remains of 5,073 Romanian soldiers was built to commemorate the Romanian victory.

Maria Zaharia (1905–1917) was born in Pădureni village. She acted as an impromptu artillery observer for the Romanian Army and was killed during the Battle of Mărășești. She is buried at the Mausoleum of Mărășești, the only child who is laid to rest there.[3]

See alsoEdit

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. ^ Borcea, Ștefan (3 October 2015). "Cea mai tânără eroină din istoria României. Povestea tulburătoare a Măriucăi, "ofițerul de informații" al armatei în Primul Război Mondial". Adevărul (in Romanian). Retrieved 28 July 2021.

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