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Onești is located in Romania
Location of Onești
Coordinates: 46°15′31″N 26°46′09″E / 46.25861, 26.76917Coordinates: 46°15′31″N 26°46′09″E / 46.25861, 26.76917
Country  Romania
County Bacău County
Status Municipality
 • Mayor Laurențiu Neghină (UNPR)
Population (2011)
 • Total 39,172
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Onești (Romanian pronunciation: [oˈneʃtʲ]) is a city in Bacău County, Romania, with a population of 39,172 inhabitants. Two villages are administratively subordinated to the city: Borzești and Slobozia. Borzești, site of the Borzești Church, was the birthplace of Stephen III of Moldavia.

History[edit | edit source]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1956 11,253
1966 35,663 +216.9%
1977 41,738 +17.0%
1992 58,810 +40.9%
2002 51,681 −12.1%
2011 39,172 −24.2%
Source: Census data

The city was founded as a village on December 14, 1458, and it is said that was named after prince Stephen the Great's daughter, Oana, its overlord. At the death of the Communist leader Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej in March 1965, it was renamed Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, but the name was changed back in 1996. The 2011 census counted 36,004 inhabitants.

Geography[edit | edit source]

Onești is located in the Trotuș Depression at an altitude of 175 m.

Culture[edit | edit source]

Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of the city, whose inhabitants are predominantly Romanian Orthodox. St. Nicholas Day, 6 December, is the municipal day of Onești.

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