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Mărășești

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Mărășești (Romanian pronunciation: [mərəˈʃeʃtʲ]) is a small town in Romania in Vrancea County. It is 20 km (12 mi) north of Focșani. It administers six villages: Călimănești, Haret, Modruzeni, Pădureni, Siretu and Tișița.

Mărășești
Town
Mausoleum of Mărășești
Mărășești is located in Romania
Mărășești
Mărășești
Location of Mărășești
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
County Vrancea County
Status Town
Government
 • Mayor Vlase Constantin (National Liberal Party)
Area
 • Total 92 km2 (36 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 13,070
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

HistoryEdit

Year Pop. ±%
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. A mausoleum containing the remains of 5,073 Romanian soldiers was built to commemorate the Romanian victory.

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