World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Berbești

Article Id: WHEBN0018785029
Reproduction Date:

Title: Berbești  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Călimănești, Oltenia, History of the Jews in Hungary
Collection: Populated Places in Vâlcea County, Towns in Romania
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Berbești

Berbeşti
Town
Coat of arms of Berbeşti
Coat of arms
Berbeşti is located in Romania
Berbeşti
Berbeşti
Location of Berbeşti
Coordinates:
Country  Romania
County Vâlcea County
Status Town
Government
 • Mayor Vintilă Chelcea[1] (National Liberal Party)
Area
 • Total 54.34 km2 (20.98 sq mi)
Population (estimated January 1, 2009[2])
 • Total 5,635
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Berbeşti is a town located in Vâlcea County, Romania, about 78 km south-west from Râmnicu Vâlcea. It was granted town status by law in October 2003.[3] As of January 2009, it has a population of 5,635.

The town administers five villages: Dămţeni, Dealu Aluniş, Roşioara, Târgu Gânguleşti and Valea Mare.

Geography and climate

Set on the lower course of the Tărâia River, a tributary of Olteţ River, Berbeşti is crossed by the 45th parallel north.

Berbeşti is bordered by Mateești commune to the north, Sineşti commune to the south, Alunu to the west and Copăceni to the east.

Economy

The main economic activity is coal mining that began in the 1970s. Following the economic reforms in the late 1990s, Berbeşti saw an economic downturn similar to most of the mono-industrial towns in Romania.[4][5]

Notes

  1. ^ "Primăria Berbeşti" (in Română). Ghidul primăriilor. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  2. ^ "Estimated Population as of January 1, 2009" (in Română). INSSE. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  3. ^ "Law no 410/2003" (in Română). Law no 410/2003. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  4. ^ "Berbeşti, the ghost town" (in Română). www.voceavalcii.ro, published January 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  5. ^ "Berbeşti, anti-orasul" (in Română). www.jurnalul.ro, www.hotnews.ro, published April 16, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.