Târgu Jiu

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Târgu Jiu
Târgu Jiu
County capital

Coat of arms
Location of Târgu Jiu
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
County Gorj County
Status County capital
Government
 • Mayor Florin Cîrciumaru (Social Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total 102 km2 (39 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 101,562
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

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.