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Câmpina
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Position of Câmpina in Prahova County



Câmpina is located in Romania
Câmpina
Position of Câmpina in Romania



Câmpina is located in Prahova County
Câmpina
Position of Câmpina in Prahova County
Coordinates: 45°07′48″N 25°44′24″E / 45.13, 25.74
Country  Romania
County Actual Prahova county CoA.png Prahova
Municipality Câmpina
Government
 • Mayor Horia Laurențiu Tiseanu (PNL)
Elevation 121 m (397 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 771
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 107550
Website http://www.primariacampina.ro/

Câmpina (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈkɨmpina]) is a city in Prahova county, Romania, north of the county seat Ploieşti, located on the main route between Wallachia and Transylvania. In 2003, the city celebrated 500 years since its founding.

History[edit | edit source]

Formerly a customs point on the trade route between Transylvania and Wallachia, the town developed at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century as an oil extraction and processing center. Between 1897 and 1898, Câmpina was the site of the largest oil refinery in Europe.

Notable residents[edit | edit source]

Tourist attractions[edit | edit source]

  • "Nicolae Grigorescu" Memorial Museum
  • Iulia Hasdeu Castle
  • Biserica de la Han (de la brazi) (The Inn Church)
  • Geo Bogza Cultural Center
  • Casa Tineretului (The House of the Youth)
  • The House with Griffons (the actual city-hall), the first building with electric gates in Romania.
  • The Hernea Chapel
  • The Saint Nicholas Parish
  • Fantana cu Ciresi (on the Muscel hill)
  • Muscel, Ciobu and Pitigaia hills
  • Prahova and Doftana riverbanks
  • Near "Paltinu" Dam

Education[edit | edit source]

There are 5 high schools in Campina:

  • Nicolae Grigorescu National College
  • Forestier Industrial High School
  • Energetic Industrial High School
  • Constantin Istrati Technical College
  • Machines Construction Industrial High School

There is also a Police Agents School in Campina, Scoala de Agenti de Politie "Vasile Lascar", one of the two police agents schools in the country and Louis Pasteur Nursing and Pharma School.

Sport[edit | edit source]

The city is home to the 3rd division football club Unirea Campina and to 4th division football club FCM Câmpina, founded in 1936.

Population[edit | edit source]

  • 1900: 2,500
  • 1912: 8,500
  • 1950: 22,800
  • 2000: 38,758
  • 2012: 31,770

Local websites[edit | edit source]




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