|• Mayor||Darius Bogdan Vâlcov (Democratic Liberal Party)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
The city administers one village: Cireaşov.
History[edit | edit source]
The town of Slatina was first mentioned on January 20, 1368 in an official document issued by Vladislav I Vlaicu, Prince of Wallachia. The document stated that merchants from the Transylvanian city of Braşov would not pay customs when passing through Slatina. The word Slatina is of Slavic origin, stemming from Slam-tina, "salted land" or "salty water".
Economy[edit | edit source]
Alro Slatina, the largest aluminum producing factories in Southeastern Europe, is located in the city. Other companies based in Slatina include ALPROM (which, like ALRO, is a subsidiary of VIMETCOGROUP), Altur (engine set manufacturer), Pirelli Tires Romania (tire-manufacturer), Cord Romania (steel cord for tires), and Benteler.
Cultural and historic heritage[edit | edit source]
The oldest historic monuments of Slatina are churche, however the city also has many other buildings of historic and cultural values.
The monasteries of Slatina are:
- Clocociov Monastery, built under Neagoe Basarab, rebuilt by Michael the Brave în 1594 și again by boyar Dinicu Buicescu in 1645.
- Strehareți Monastery, whose construction started in 1665 and was completed in 1672.
The main churches of the city are:
- “Sfânta Treime” (1645, with frescoes of 1851);
- “Sfântul Nicolae” din deal (1700);
- “Adormirea Maicii Domnului” (1736);
- “Sfinții Împărați” (started in the 18th century, with fresoes of 1899);
- “Sfântul Ion Botezătorul” (1796);
- “Nașterea Fecioarei Maria” (1802);
- “Fecioara Maria” (1802-1806 with frescoes painted in 1831);
- “Sfântul Nicolae” Cemetery (1820-1821);
- “Sfântul Gheorghe” Ionașcu (1872-1877], with frescoes painted by Gheorghe Tattarescu);
- “Sfântul Nicolae” (1937).
The main buildings are located on both sides of Lipscani Street and Mihai Eminescu street. There are a total of 81 buildings of various styles, built between 1860 and 1938. Most of them have commercial spaces on the ground flour and residences on the first floor.
Worth mentioning are:
- the Radu Greceanu high school (1891),
- the Slatina City Hall (1905),
- the Ethnographic Section of the Olt County Museum Casa Caracostea (1902)
- the House of the Professors (1899)
- the old building of the National Bank of Romania in Slatina (1908).
Other important monuments are:
- The "Slatina 600" obelisk, built by Ion Irimescu to celebrate 600 years of documentary evidence of the city.
Sport[edit | edit source]
Notable natives[edit | edit source]
- Eugen Ionescu - playwright
- Ion Minulescu- poet, writer and journalist
- Nicolae Titulescu - diplomat, Foreign Affairs minister and President of League of Nations
- Spiru Vergulescu - painter
- Monica Niculescu - tennis player
- Aurelia Brădeanu - handball player
- Adriana Ţăcălie - handball player
- Larisa Popa - Miss Universe Romania 2011
References[edit | edit source]
- ^ (Romanian) "Atletul albanez al halviţei cu bragă" ("The Albanian Athlete of Nougat and Boza"), in Gândul, April 12, 2006
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