- Slatina, Romania
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Coordinates: Coordinates: Country Romania County Olt County Status County capital Government – Mayor Darius Bogdan Vâlcov (Democratic Liberal Party) Population (2002) – Total 79,171 Time zone EET (UTC+2) – Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3) Website http://www.primariaslatina.ro/
The city administers one village, Cireaşov.
The town of Slatina was first mentioned on January 20, 1368 in an official document issued by Vladislav I Vlaicu, Prince of Wallachia. The document stated that merchants from the Transylvanian city of Braşov would not pay customs when passing through Slatina. The word Slatina is of Slavic origin, stemming from Slam-tina, "salted land" or "salty water".
Alro Slatina, the largest aluminum producing factories in Southeastern Europe, is located in the city. Other companies based in Slatina include ALPROM (which, like ALRO, is a subsidiary of VIMETCOGROUP), Altur (engine set manufacturer), Pirelli Tires Romania (tire-manufacturer), Cord Romania (steel cord for tires), and Benteler.
There is an association football club in Slatina, Alro Slatina, that plays in Liga II (the second league of Romania).
The city is also home to KZN Slatina, a women's team handball club which plays in the second handball league of Romania.
- Eugen Ionescu - playwright
- Ion Minulescu- poet, writer and journalist
- Nicolae Titulescu - diplomat, Foreign Affairs minister and President of League of Nations
- Spiru Vergulescu - painter
- Monica Niculescu - tennis player
- Aurelia Brădeanu - handball player
- Adriana Ţăcălie - handball player
- Larisa Popa - Miss Universe Romania 2011
- ^ (Romanian) "Atletul albanez al halviţei cu bragă" ("The Albanian Athlete of Nougat and Boza"), in Gândul, April 12, 2006
County seats of Romania (alphabetical order by county)
Alba Iulia • Arad • Piteşti • Bacău • Oradea • Bistriţa • Botoşani • Braşov • Brăila • Buzău • Reşiţa • Călăraşi • Cluj-Napoca • Constanţa • Sfântu Gheorghe • Târgovişte • Craiova • Galaţi • Giurgiu • Târgu Jiu • Miercurea-Ciuc • Deva • Slobozia • Iaşi • Buftea • Baia Mare • Drobeta-Turnu Severin • Târgu Mureş • Piatra Neamţ • Slatina • Ploieşti • Satu Mare • Zalău • Sibiu • Suceava • Alexandria • Timișoara • Tulcea • Vaslui • Râmnicu Vâlcea • Focşani
Bucharest (national capital)
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