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Moreni
—  Town  —
Petroleum field at Moreni in the 1920s

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Location of Moreni in Dâmbovița County



Moreni is located in Romania
Moreni
Position of Moreni in Romania
Coordinates: 44°58′49″N 25°38′40″E / 44.98028, 25.64444
Country  Romania
Counties of Romania Actual Dambovita county CoA.png Dâmboviţa
First mentioned 1584
Government
 • Mayor Constantin Dinu (PSD)
Elevation 267 m (876 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 18 687
 • Density 531.79/km2 (1,377.3/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 135300
Website http://www.primariamoreni.ro/

Moreni is a town in Dâmboviţa County, Romania, located about 100 km north-west of Bucharest, with a population of 22,868.

Petroleum field at Moreni in the 1920s

History[]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1948 9,046
1956 11,687 +29.2%
1966 11,659 −0.2%
1977 17,737 +52.1%
1992 22,886 +29.0%
2002 22,868 −0.1%
2011 18,687 −18.3%
Source: Census data

In 1861, Moreni became the first place in Romania (and third in the world) where oil was extracted.[1]

Recently, an industrial park was built by the local authorities to encourage investment in the area.

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