Mărășești (Romanian pronunciation: [mərəˈʃeʃtʲ] (listen)) is a small town in Vrancea County, Western Moldavia, Romania. It is 20 km (12 mi) north of Focșani. It administers six villages: Călimănești, Haret, Modruzeni, Pădureni, Siretu and Tișița.
Location in Vrancea County
|• Mayor||Valerică-Dorel Chitic (PSD)|
|Area||92 km2 (36 sq mi)|
|• Density||120/km2 (300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)|
|Source: Census data|
In 1917 during World War I, the Battle of Mărăşeşti 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.
- "Results of the 2016 local elections". Central Electoral Bureau. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
- "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (in Romanian). National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
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