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Târgu Jiu

city in Gorj County, Romania

Târgu Jiu (also spelled Tîrgu Jiu) is the capital of Gorj County, Oltenia, Romania. It is found on the shores of the Jiu River. It has a population of 101,562 people as of the year 2002.

Târgu Jiu
County capital
Downtown
Downtown
Coat of arms of Târgu Jiu
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): 
Brâncuși City (Romanian: Orașul lui Brâncuși)
Location of Târgu Jiu on Gorj County Map
Location of Târgu Jiu on Gorj County Map
Târgu Jiu is located in Romania
Târgu Jiu
Târgu Jiu
Location of Târgu Jiu on Romania Map
Coordinates: 45°2′3″N 23°16′29″E / 45.03417°N 23.27472°E / 45.03417; 23.27472Coordinates: 45°2′3″N 23°16′29″E / 45.03417°N 23.27472°E / 45.03417; 23.27472
Country Romania
CountyStema Gorj.svg Gorj County
StatusCounty capital
Founded1406 (first official record as Jiul)
Component localitiesBârsești, Drăgoieni, Iezureni, Polata, Preajba Mare, Romanești, Slobozia, Ursați
Government
 • MayorMarcel Romanescu (National Liberal Party)
Area
 • Total102 km2 (39 sq mi)
Population
 (2011 census [1])
 • Total78,553
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Area code(s)+40 x532
Car PlatesGJ-N3
Websitehttp://www.targujiu.ro/
1 x, y, and z are digits that indicate the street, part of the street, or even the building of the address
2 x is a digit indicating the operator: 2 for the former national operator, Romtelecom, and 3 for the other ground telephone networks
3 used just on the plates of vehicles that operate only within the city limits (such as trolley buses, utility vehicles, ATVs, etc.)

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Recensamantul populatiei si Locuintelor 2011" (PDF) (in Romanian). INSSE. February 2, 2012. Retrieved March 8, 2012.