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View of Lake Cernica and Cernica Monastery
Location of Cernica in Ilfov County

Commune of Cernica, Ilfov is located in Romania
Location of Cernica in Romania
Coordinates: 44°23′10″N 25°54′55″E / 44.38611, 25.91528Coordinates: 44°23′10″N 25°54′55″E / 44.38611, 25.91528
Country  Romania
County Actual Ilfov county CoA.png Ilfov
Component villages
 • Mayor Gelu Apostol (PNL)
 • Total 38.0 km2 (14.7 sq mi)
Elevation 85 m (279 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 8 682
 • Density 228/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Cernica is a commune in the southeast part of Ilfov County, Romania It is composed of five villages: Cernica (seat of the commune), Bălăceanca, Căldăraru, Poșta and Tânganu. The commune lent its name to the Cernica Monastery, an early 17th-century Orthodox monastery in the nearby town of Pantelimon. The name is also given to the Cernica Forest, the largest wooded area around Bucharest.

The name of the commune is derived from the name of the vornic Cernica Știrbei.

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