Scornicești (Romanian pronunciation: [skorniˈt͡ʃeʃtʲ]) is a town in Olt County, Romania, with a population of 11,766. The town administers 13 villages (Bălțați, Bircii, Chițeasca, Constantinești, Jitaru, Mărgineni-Slobozia, Mihăilești-Popești, Mogoșești, Negreni, Piscani, Rusciori, Șuica and Teiuș) and has a total area of 170 km² (65 sq. mi.), being the locality with the largest area in the county of Olt, surpassing even its capital Slatina. Scornicești is situated in the historical region of Muntenia. It officially became a town in 1989, as a result of the Romanian rural systematization program.

Coat of arms of Scornicești
Location in Olt County
Location in Olt County
Scornicești is located in Romania
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 44°34′12″N 24°33′0″E / 44.57000°N 24.55000°E / 44.57000; 24.55000Coordinates: 44°34′12″N 24°33′0″E / 44.57000°N 24.55000°E / 44.57000; 24.55000
 • Mayor (2020–2024) Daniel Tudor[1] (PNL)
168.77 km2 (65.16 sq mi)
 • Density70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Vehicle reg.OT
The house in which Nicolae Ceaușescu was born in 1918


Historical population
1992 13,998—    
2002 13,751−1.8%
2011 11,766−14.4%
Source: Census data

Scornicești was the birthplace of communist leader Nicolae Ceaușescu, who lived there until the age of 11, when he left for Bucharest to become a shoemaker. During his dictatorship, Ceaușescu wanted to make Scornicești a "model town" to house the newly created "Socialist Man". Consequently, in 1988, he began his plan by demolishing the traditional village houses and replacing them with apartment buildings, and changed the town's status from "village" to "city" (however, the bulldozers did not destroy Ceauşescu's birth home, which is now one of the local attractions - see on WikiMapia).

Ceaușescu also built a large stadium (with a capacity of 18,000[3] spectators) for the local football team, FC Olt, which, with the help of the Ceaușescus, was promoted to Divizia A. Nowadays, the team plays in the Olt County Championship.

The Scornicești Solar Park power system of solar panels is located in the town.[4]




  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.
  3. ^ City Council homepage in Romanian
  4. ^ "O singură firmă face curent de la Soare în România". Money (in Romanian). 2011-06-06. Archived from the original on 2014-01-08. Retrieved 2012-01-03.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Scornicești at Wikimedia Commons