Mărășești

Mărășești (Romanian pronunciation: [mərəˈʃeʃtʲ] (About this soundlisten)) 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.

Mărășești
Mausoleum 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
Country Romania
CountyVrancea
Government
 • MayorValerică-Dorel Chitic[1] (PSD)
Area
92 km2 (36 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
10,671
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Vehicle reg.VN

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 Mărăşeşti on 22 August 1854.

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.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Results of the 2016 local elections". Central Electoral Bureau. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  2. ^ "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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