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Position of Bușteni in Prahova County

Bușteni is located in Romania
Position of Bușteni in Romania

Bușteni is located in Prahova County
Position of Bușteni in Prahova County
Coordinates: 45°24′42″N 25°32′14″E / 45.41167, 25.53722
Country  Romania
County Actual Prahova county CoA.png Prahova
Town Bușteni
First mentioned 1800
Subordinated settlements
 • Mayor Irinel Ghiță (PSD)
 • Total 75.28 km2 (29.07 sq mi)
Elevation 875 m (2,871 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 8 894
 • Density 118.14/km2 (306.0/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 105500

Buşteni (Romanian pronunciation: [buʃˈtenʲ]) is a small mountain town in the north of Prahova County, in central Romania. It is located in the Prahova Valley, at the bottom of the Bucegi mountains, that have a maximum altitude of 2505 m. Its name literally means tree-logs in Romanian. One village, Poiana Țapului, is administratively part of the town, formerly a separate commune prior to 1950. According to the 2011 census, it has 8,894 inhabitants.

Buşteni's average altitude is 900 m. It is one of the most popular mountain resorts, offering spectacular views, with lots of year-round tourism opportunities, ranging from skiing to mountain climbing.

3D view of Buşteni

The town and the surrounding mountains were the site of military confrontations in 1916, during World War I (see Romania during World War I). A large commemorative monument (about 25 m high), Heroes' Cross (Crucea Eroilor) lies atop nearby Caraiman Peak, at nearly 2,260 m. The monument is lighted at night and is visible from virtually everywhere in Buşteni.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1948 4,552
1956 8,591 +88.7%
1966 10,781 +25.5%
1977 12,223 +13.4%
1992 12,486 +2.2%
2002 11,787 −5.6%
2011 8,894 −24.5%
Source: Census data

The main local industries are wood industry and tourism. Many holiday houses have been recently built in the town.

Also a new Information Tourism Center was set up near the City Hall.

Honorary citizens[]

  • Ana Maria Brânză: fencer[1]
  • Alina Dumitru: judoka[2]
  • Simona Halep: tennis player[1]
  • Adrian Mutu: footballer[2]

International relations[]

Twin towns — Sister cities[]

Buşteni is twinned with:

  • France Moissy-Cramayel, France, since 1993
  • Tunisia Djerba-Midoun, Tunisia, since 2000

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