Băile Govora

Băile Govora
Băile Govora
—  Town  —
Băile Govora is located in Romania
Băile Govora
Location of Băile Govora
Coordinates: 45°4′48″N 24°10′47″E / 45.08°N 24.17972°E / 45.08; 24.17972Coordinates: 45°4′48″N 24°10′47″E / 45.08°N 24.17972°E / 45.08; 24.17972
Country  Romania
County Vâlcea County
Status Town
 – Mayor Mihai Mateescu (Socialist Alliance Party)
Population (2002)
 – Total 3,147
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 – Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website Primăria Băile Govora

Băile Govora (or just Govora) is a Romanian spa town in Vâlcea County, about 20 km (12.43 mi) south-west of Râmnicu Vâlcea and west of the Olt river. Notable features of the town (beside its mineral springs, recommended for a variety of ailments) include the Govora abbey (built in the 15th century and consolidated by Matei Basarab and later by Constantin Brâncoveanu) and the nearby "Dintr-un lemn" Monastery (16th or 17th century; the legend of its origin was recorded by Paul of Aleppo).

Govora Abbey was the site where Matei Basarab introduced the first printing press in Wallachia - where the first written code of laws in Romanian was published, Pravila de la Govora, in 1640).

The town administers three villages: Curăturile, Gătejeşti and Prajila.

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