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Găești
—  Town  —

Coat of arms
Location of Găești in Dâmbovița County



Găeşti is located in Romania
Găești
Position of Găești Romania



Găeşti is located in Dâmbovița County
Găești
Location of Găești in Dâmbovița County
Coordinates: 44°43′10″N 25°19′11″E / 44.71944, 25.31972
Country  Romania
County Actual Dambovita county CoA.png Dâmboviţa
Status Town
Government
 • Mayor Alexandru Toader (Social Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total 22.8 km2 (8.8 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 16,598
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://www.primaria-gaesti.ro/

Găeşti (Romanian pronunciation: [ɡəˈeʃtʲ]) is a town in Dâmbovița county, Romania with a population of 16,598.

History[]

The name of the town comes from a family of nobles (boyars) who owned most of the lands on which the town is now situated. Their name was Găeşti.

It was first mentioned on 19 July 1498 during the rule of Radu cel Mare, the son of Vlad Călugărul, who donated the land around Găeşti to the Monastery of Râncăciov. In 1807, most of the buildings of Găești were destroyed by a fire, then in 1812, it was hit by the plague.

Famous natives[]

  • Gheorghe Zamfir, musician

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