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Downtown Măgurele, 2007

Coat of arms
Location of Magurele in Ilfov County

Măgurele is located in Romania
Location of Măgurele in Romania
Coordinates: 44°23′41″N 26°3′58″E / 44.39472, 26.06611Coordinates: 44°23′41″N 26°3′58″E / 44.39472, 26.06611
Country  Romania
County Actual Ilfov county CoA.png Ilfov
Subordinated villages
 • Total 45.00 km2 (17.37 sq mi)
Elevation 85 m (279 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 11 041
 • Density 245.35/km2 (635.5/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Măgurele is a town situated in the southwestern part of Ilfov County, Romania. Its population is 11,041. Four villages are administered by the town: Alunișu, Dumitrana, Pruni and Vârteju.

The town hosts a nuclear research lab, the Institute of Atomic Physics (Romanian: Institutul de Fizicǎ Atomicǎ (IFA)) and its National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering. Between 1957 and 1998, it had a Soviet VVRS research reactor, now closed down. The Faculty of Physics of the University of Bucharest is also located in Măgurele.

Its name is derived from a Romanian word possibly of Dacian origin, măgură, meaning "hill".

Welcome sign at the town's southern entry


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Coordinates: 44°23′41″N 26°3′58″E / 44.39472, 26.06611