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Fetești

Fetești
Municipality
Coat of arms of Fetești
Coat of arms
Fetești is located in Romania
Fetești
Fetești
Location of Fetești
Coordinates:
Country  Romania
County Ialomița County
Status Municipality
Government
 • Mayor Gheorghe Catrinoiu (National Liberal Party)
Area
 • Total 101.19 km2 (39.07 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 34,076
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://www.primariafetesti.ro

Fetești (Romanian pronunciation: ) is a city and municipality in Ialomiţa County, Romania, with a population of 34,076. It is located in the Bărăgan plain, on the Borcea branch of the Danube. Fetești has the second largest population in Ialomița, after Slobozia.

In 1895, the King Carol I railway Bridge was built across the Danube to Cernavodă. A newer one was built in the 1980s as part of the Bucharest-Constanţa A2 highway.

History

The settlement of Fetești was first mentioned in the year 1528, in a document released by the ruler of Wallachia, Radu of Afumaţi. In 1868 Fetești became a commune, in 1934 a city, and 61 years later, in 1995, it achieved the status of municipality. In the course of time, Fetești has evolved to an important crossroads and industrial center.

Structure

The city is composed of four neighbourhoods: Fetești-Oraș, Fetești-Gară, Buliga and Vlașca; formally, the last three are separate villages. Fetești-Gară has a population of over 20,000 inhabitants, and it is considered to be the center of Fetești.

Education

There are 7 schools and 3 high-schools in the city. The "Carol I" high-school is the best in the Fetești-Ţăndărei area, and one of the best in the county.


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