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Vălenii de Munte
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The Nicolae Iorga memorial museum in Vălenii de Munte

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Position of Vălenii de Munte in Prahova County



Vălenii de Munte is located in Romania
Vălenii de Munte
Position of Vălenii de Munte in Romania



Vălenii de Munte is located in Prahova County
Vălenii de Munte
Position of Vălenii de Munte in Prahova County
Coordinates: 45°11′08″N 26°02′23″E / 45.18556, 26.03972
Country  Romania
County Actual Prahova county CoA.png Prahova
Town Vălenii de Munte
First mentioned 1431
Government
 • Mayor Florin Constantin (PSD)
Area
 • Total 21.59 km2 (8.34 sq mi)
Elevation 350 m (1,150 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 13 309
 • Density 616.44/km2 (1,596.6/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 106400
Website http://www.valeniidemunte.com.ro/

Vălenii de Munte is a town in Prahova County, southern Romania (the historical region of Wallachia), with a population of about 13,309. It lies on the Teleajen River valley, 28 kilometres (17 mi) north of the county seat of Ploiești.

The town's sister cities are Eaubonne, Cimișlia, and Sarandë.

History[]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1912 3,704
1930 4,237 +14.4%
1948 4,491 +6.0%
1956 5,472 +21.8%
1966 7,380 +34.9%
1977 10,508 +42.4%
1992 13,689 +30.3%
2002 13,898 +1.5%
2011 11,707 −15.8%
Source: Census data

The first recorded reference about the town dates back to the 17th century.

Notable residents[]

  • Gheorghe Pănculescu (1844-1924), engineer
  • Nicolae Iorga (1871-1940), historian, politician, writer
  • Nicolae Tonitza (1886-1940), painter
  • Mădălina Manole (1967-2010), singer, actress

Museums[]

  • Nicolae Iorga memorial house
  • Teleajen Valley etnographic museum
  • Plum tree growing natural science museum
  • Queen Mary religious arts museum and national missionary school

The "La barieră" ("The barrier") inn, originally located in Vălenii de Munte, can be seen today at the Village Museum in Bucharest.

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