Târgu Jiu

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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
County Stema Gorj.svg Gorj County
Status County capital
Founded 1406 (first official record as Jiul)
Component localities Bârsești, Drăgoieni, Iezureni, Polata, Preajba Mare, Romanești, Slobozia, Ursați
Government
 • Mayor Marcel Romanescu (National Liberal Party)
Area
 • Total 102 km2 (39 sq mi)
Population (2011 census [1])
 • Total 78,553
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Area code(s) +40 x532
Car Plates GJ-N3
Website http://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.)

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.

References[change | change source]

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