|— Municipality —|
|• Mayor||Horia Laurențiu Tiseanu (PNL)|
|Elevation||121 m (397 ft)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Câmpina (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈkɨmpina]) is a city in Prahova county, Romania, north of the county seat Ploieşti, located on the main route between Wallachia and Transylvania. In 2003, the city celebrated 500 years since its founding.
Formerly a customs point on the trade route between Transylvania and Wallachia, the town developed at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century as an oil extraction and processing center. Between 1897 and 1898, Câmpina was the site of the largest oil refinery in Europe.
- Bogdan Petriceicu-Hasdeu, philologist, writer and spiritist
- Eugen Jebeleanu, poet
- Nicolae Grigorescu, one of the greatest romanian painters
- Gherasim Rusu-Togan, writer
- Tiseanu Horia-Laurentiu, mayor
- "Nicolae Grigorescu" Memorial Museum
- Iulia Hasdeu Castle
- Biserica de la Han (de la brazi) (The Inn Church)
- Geo Bogza Cultural Center
- Casa Tineretului (The House of the Youth)
- The House with Griffons (the actual city-hall), the first building with electric gates in Romania.
- The Hernea Chapel
- The Saint Nicholas Parish
- Fantana cu Ciresi (on the Muscel hill)
- Muscel, Ciobu and Pitigaia hills
- Prahova and Doftana riverbanks
- Near "Paltinu" Dam
There are 5 high schools in Campina:
- Nicolae Grigorescu National College
- Forestier Industrial High School
- Energetic Industrial High School
- Constantin Istrati Technical College
- Machines Construction Industrial High School
There is also a Police Agents School in Campina, Scoala de Agenti de Politie "Vasile Lascar", one of the two police agents schools in the country and Louis Pasteur Nursing and Pharma School.
The city is home to the 3rd division football club Unirea Campina and to 4th division football club FCM Câmpina, founded in 1936.
- 1900: 2,500
- 1912: 8,500
- 1950: 22,800
- 2000: 38,758
- 2012: 31,770
- 105600.ro (http://www.105600.ro)
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