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Pucioasa
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Lake Pucioasa

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Position of Pucioasa in Dâmbovița County



Pucioasa is located in Romania
Pucioasa
Position of Pucioasa in Romania
Coordinates: 45°04′27″N 25°26′03″E / 45.07417, 25.43417
Country  Romania
County Actual Dambovita county CoA.png Dâmboviţa
Towns Pucioasa
Subordinated villages
Government
 • mayor Constantin-Emilian Ana (PSD)
Area
 • Total 42.59 km2 (16.44 sq mi)
Elevation 397 m (1,302 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 14,254
 • Density 366/km2 (950/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 135400
Website http://www.primpuc.ro/


Pucioasa (Romanian pronunciation: [puˈt͡ʃjo̯asa]) is a town in Dâmbovița County, Romania with a population under 16,000. It administers six villages: Bela, Diaconești, Glodeni, Malurile, Miculești and Pucioasa-Sat.

History[]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1930 5,772
1948 4,643 −19.6%
1956 9,259 +99.4%
1966 11,212 +21.1%
1977 13,555 +20.9%
1992 16,601 +22.5%
2002 16,489 −0.7%
2011 13,664 −17.1%
Source: Census data

The name of the town dates from 20 September 1649, when it was mentioned in a document as "Piatra Pucioasă" (meaning Brimstone, referring to the sulphur resources nearby).

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