Pașcani (Romanian pronunciation: [paʃˈkanʲ]) is a city in Iași County in the Western Moldavia region of Romania, on the Siret river. As of 2011, it has a population of 33,745. Five villages are administered by the city: Blăgești, Boșteni, Gâstești, Lunca, and Sodomeni.

Pașcani
A part of Pașcani seen from the stairway that links the uphill area to the valley
A part of Pașcani seen from the stairway that links the uphill area to the valley
Coat of arms of Pașcani
Location in Iași County
Location in Iași County
Pașcani is located in Romania
Pașcani
Pașcani
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 47°14′58″N 26°43′38″E / 47.24944°N 26.72722°E / 47.24944; 26.72722Coordinates: 47°14′58″N 26°43′38″E / 47.24944°N 26.72722°E / 47.24944; 26.72722
CountryRomania
CountyIași
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2024) Marius-Nicolae Pintilie[1] (PNL)
Area
75.42 km2 (29.12 sq mi)
Elevation
230 m (750 ft)
Highest elevation
250 m (820 ft)
Lowest elevation
210 m (690 ft)
Population
 (2011)[2]
33,745
 • Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Postal code
705200
Area code(+40) 02 32
Vehicle reg.IS
Websitewww.primariapascani.ro

The city derived its name from the estate of the boyar Oană Pașca. It is the city where Mihail Sadoveanu's novel The Place Where Nothing Happened takes place. An important local site is the Church of the Holy Archangels.

Pașcani is a key node in the Căile Ferate Române rail network; its train station serves the CFR main lines 500 and 600.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1930 13,968—    
1948 10,857−22.3%
1956 15,008+38.2%
1966 18,689+24.5%
1977 24,459+30.9%
1992 44,900+83.6%
2002 42,172−6.1%
2011 33,745−20.0%
Source: Census data

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Results of the 2020 local elections". Central Electoral Bureau. Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (XLS). National Institute of Statistics.

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