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Slatina, Romania

Slatina
Skyline of Slatina
Coat of arms of Slatina
Coat of arms
Slatina is located in Romania
Slatina
Coordinates:
Country  Romania
County Olt County
Status County capital
Government
 • Mayor Minel Prina (Social Liberal Union)
Area
 • Total 53.93 km2 (20.82 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 70,293
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://www.primariaslatina.ro/

Slatina (Romanian pronunciation: , Bulgarian: Слатина) is the capital city of Olt County, Romania, on the river Olt.

The city administers one village, Cireașov.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Economy 2
  • Sport 3
  • Natives 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

The town of Slatina was first mentioned on January 20, 1368 in an official document issued by Vladislav I Vlaicu, Prince of Wallachia. The document stated that merchants from the Transylvanian city of Brașov would not pay customs when passing through Slatina. The word Slatina is of Slavic origin, stemming from Slam-tina, "salted land" or "salty water".

Economy

Alro Slatina, the largest aluminum producing factories in Southeastern Europe, is located in the city. Other companies based in Slatina include ALPROM (which, like ALRO, is a subsidiary of VIMETCOGROUP), Altur (engine set manufacturer), Pirelli Tires Romania (tire-manufacturer), Cord Romania (steel cord for tires), TMK Artrom (seamless steel tubes), Prysmian (electronic and electric wires and cables) and Benteler.

One of the oldest private businesses in Romania is the Slatina-based pastry shop Atletul Albanez ("The Albanian Athlete").[1]

Sport

There is an association football club in Slatina, ACS Inter Olt Slatina, that plays in Liga III (the third league of Romania).

The city is also home to KZN Slatina, a women's team handball club which plays in the second handball league of Romania.

Natives

References

  1. ^ (Romanian) "Atletul albanez al halviței cu bragă" ("The Albanian Athlete of Nougat and Boza"), in Gândul, April 12, 2006

External links

  • Livecam Slatina, Olt --- Strada Crișan (Libertății - Primăverii)
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