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Târgu Ocna

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Târgu Ocna

Târgu Ocna
Coat of arms of Târgu Ocna
Coat of arms
Târgu Ocna is located in Romania
Târgu Ocna
Târgu Ocna
Location of Târgu Ocna
Country  Romania
County Bacău County
Status Town
 • Mayor Silochi Stefan (Partidul Social Democrat)
 • Total 48.90 km2 (18.88 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 11,300
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)


Târgu Ocna (Romanian pronunciation: ) is a town in Bacău County, Romania, situated on the left bank of the Trotuş River, an affluent of the Siret, and on a branch railway which crosses the Ghimeş Pass from Moldavia into Transylvania. Târgu Ocna is built among the Carpathian Mountains on bare hills formed of rock salt. In fact the English translation of Ocna is salt mine.

Târgu Ocna's main industry is salt production, as it is the largest provider in Moldavia. Other industries include wood processing, coal mining, steel producing, and petroleum-based industries.

The town administers two villages, Poieni and Vâlcele.


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