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Mioveni (Romanian pronunciation: [mi.oˈvenʲ]) is a town in Argeș County, Romania, approximately 15 km (9 miles) north-east of Pitești. As of 2002, it had a population of 35,849. The town administers four villages: Clucereasa, Colibași, Făgetu and Racovița.

Mioveni
Town
Coat of arms of Mioveni
Coat of arms
Mioveni is located in Romania
Mioveni
Mioveni
Location of Mioveni
Coordinates: 44°57′25″N 24°56′26″E / 44.95694°N 24.94056°E / 44.95694; 24.94056Coordinates: 44°57′25″N 24°56′26″E / 44.95694°N 24.94056°E / 44.95694; 24.94056
Country  Romania
County Argeș County
Status Town
Government
 • Mayor Ion Georgescu (Social Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total 50.79 km2 (19.61 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 35,889
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Climate Dfb
Website http://www.primariamioveni.ro/
Mioveni Orthodox Church

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HistoryEdit

It was first mentioned in a written record in 1485. It developed much in the 1970s after the construction of the Automobile Dacia manufacturing plant, inaugurated in 1968. There is also a Nuclear Research Institute, that builds components and materials for the Cernavodă Nuclear Power Plant, and a high security prison.

Prior to April 1989, when it was declared a town, the place was a commune under the name of Colibași. In 1996, the historic name of Mioveni was revived, although the old village had been completely razed under the Communist regime in order to make way for new urban construction.[1]

EconomyEdit

Automobile Dacia is headquartered in the town.

SportsEdit

Its football team, Dacia Mioveni, played in the Romanian first league until 2012.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ (in Romanian) Mioveni Archived 2013-07-02 at Archive.is at the Argeș County Council site; accessed July 2, 2013