Drăgășani

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Drăgășani
Centru dragasani.JPG
Coat of arms of Drăgășani
Coat of arms
Location in Vâlcea County
Location in Vâlcea County
Drăgășani is located in Romania
Drăgășani
Drăgășani
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 44°39′40″N 24°15′38″E / 44.66111°N 24.26056°E / 44.66111; 24.26056Coordinates: 44°39′40″N 24°15′38″E / 44.66111°N 24.26056°E / 44.66111; 24.26056
Country Romania
CountyVâlcea
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2024) Cristian Nedelcu[1] (PSD)
Area
44.57 km2 (17.21 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
17,871
 • Density400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Vehicle reg.VL
Websitewww.primariadragasani.ro

Drăgășani (Romanian pronunciation: [drəɡəˈʃanʲ] (About this soundlisten)) is a city in Vâlcea County, Romania, near the right bank of the Olt river, and on the railway between Caracal and Râmnicu Vâlcea. The city is well known for the vineyards on the neighboring hills that produce some of the best Wallachian wines.[3]

The city administers four villages: Capu Dealului, Valea Caselor, Zărneni and Zlătărei. It is situated in the historical region of Oltenia.

History[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1900 4,398—    
1912 6,710+52.6%
1930 7,002+4.4%
1948 9,737+39.1%
1956 9,963+2.3%
1966 11,589+16.3%
1977 15,647+35.0%
1992 22,126+41.4%
2002 22,499+1.7%
2011 17,871−20.6%
Source: Census data

Drăgășani stands on the site of the Daco-Roman Rusidava. On 19 June 1821, during the Greek War of Independence, the Ottomans routed the Filiki Eteria troops of Alexander Ypsilantis near the city in the Battle of Dragashani.[3] There Tudor Vladimirescu fought with his Panduri, revolutionary fighters consisting mainly of peasants and not armed with firepower, against the Turks.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Results of the 2020 local elections". Central Electoral Bureau. Retrieved 9 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (in Romanian). National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  3. ^ a b Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Dragashani" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 8 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 465.