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Vicovu de Sus
German: Oberwikow
—  Town  —
Bust of Ion Nistor in Vicovu de Sus

Coat of arms
Location of Vicovu de Sus in Suceava County



Vicovu de Sus is located in Romania
Vicovu de Sus
Location of Vicovu de Sus in Romania
Coordinates: 47°55′33″N 25°40′48″E / 47.92583, 25.68Coordinates: 47°55′33″N 25°40′48″E / 47.92583, 25.68
Country  Romania
County Actual Suceava county CoA.png Suceava
Subordinated villages
Government
 • Mayor Gheorghe Schipor
Area
 • Total 42.42 km2 (16.38 sq mi)
Elevation 458 m (1,503 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 13,308
 • Density 307/km2 (800/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 727610
Website http://www.primariavicovudesus.ro/

Vicovu de Sus (German: Oberwikow) is a town in northern Suceava County, on the border with Ukraine. The town administers one village, Bivolărie.

History[]

It was bought by Ștefan cel Mare for Putna Monastery in the year 1466. The locality, previously a rural commune, received town status in 2004.

Demographics[]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1910 7,395
1930 8,552 +15.6%
1992 14,077 +64.6%
2002 14,125 +0.3%
2004 14,302 +1.3%
2005 14,395 +0.7%
2006 14,600 +1.4%
2007 14,718 +0.8%
2008 14,710 −0.1%
2010 14,892 +1.2%
2011 13,053 −12.3%
Source: Census data

According to the 2011 census, there was a total population of 13,053 people living in the town. Of this population, 94.7% were ethnic Romanians and 5% ethnic Gypsies.[1] 76.7% were Romanian Orthodox, 20.9% Pentecostal and 2% Baptist.[2]

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