St. Michael and Gabriel Church in Berca
Location in Buzău County
|Subdivisions||Băceni, Berca, Cojanu, Joseni, Mânăstirea Rătești, Pâclele, Pleșcoi, Pleșești, Rătești, Sătuc, Tâțârligu, Valea Nucului, Viforâta|
|• Mayor (2020–2024)||Ionel Dobrița (PSD)|
|Area||73.28 km2 (28.29 sq mi)|
|Elevation||150 m (490 ft)|
|• Density||120/km2 (300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)|
Berca is a commune located in the hillside of Buzău County, Muntenia, Romania, in the valley of the river Buzău. It is an oil and natural gas extraction location.
The commune is composed of thirteen villages: Băceni, Berca, Cojanu, Joseni, Mânăstirea Rătești, Pâclele, Pleșcoi, Pleșești, Rătești, Sătuc, Tâțârligu, Valea Nucului and Viforâta.
The Berca Muddy Volcanoes geological and botanical reservation lies in the hills that surround the commune, near the Pâclele village. Mud volcanos, a rare geological phenomenon, occurs there when mud and gas are expelled from a depth of 3 km through structures resembling real miniature volcanoes.
Rătești Monastery is a medieval monastery, attested by documents from the 17th century. It is an Eastern orthodox monastery of nuns, and hosts a museum exhibiting religious books and items.
The Romanian census of 2002 reported a population of 9,602 for the Berca commune, making it one of the largest communes in the county. 99% of the inhabitants are ethnic Romanians.
Pleșcoi village is famous for its meat processing tradition. The Pleșcoi sausages are smoked mutton sausages with chili peppers and garlic. The name Pleșcoi sausages is a protected designation of origin in the European Union.
Buzău County is a county (județ) of Romania, in the historical region Muntenia, with the capital city at Buzău.
Romania's tourism sector had a direct contribution of EUR 5.21 billion to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2018, slightly higher than in 2017, placing Romania on the 32nd place in the world, ahead of Slovakia and Bulgaria, but behind Greece and the Czech Republic. The total tourism sector's total contribution to Romania's economy, which also takes into account the investments and spending determined by this sector, was some EUR 15.3 billion in 2018, up by 8.4% compared to 2017.
A mud volcano or mud dome is a landform created by the eruption of mud or slurries, water and gases. Several geological processes may cause the formation of mud volcanoes. Mud volcanoes are not true igneous volcanoes as they do not produce lava and are not necessarily driven by magmatic activity. Mud volcanoes may range in size from merely 1 or 2 meters high and 1 or 2 meters wide, to 700 meters high and 10 kilometers wide. Smaller mud exudations are sometimes referred to as mud-pots.
The Buzău is a river in eastern Romania, tributary of the river Siret. Its total length is 302 km, and its drainage basin area is 5,264 km2. Its source is in the south-eastern Carpathian Mountains, east of Brașov. The Buzău flows through the Romanian counties Brașov, Covasna, Buzău and Brăila. It flows into the Siret close to its confluence with the Danube, west of Galați.
Unguriu is a commune in the Buzău County, Muntenia, Romania, 18 km north-west of Buzău, the county capital, on the bank of the river Buzău. It is composed of two villages, Ojasca and Unguriu.
Mânzăleşti is a commune in the north of Buzău County, Muntenia, Romania. It is composed of thirteen villages: Beșlii, Buștea, Cireșu, Ghizdita, Gura Bădicului, Jghiab, Mânzălești, Plavățu, Poiana Vâlcului, Satu Vechi, Trestioara, Valea Cotoarei and Valea Ursului.
Răteşti Monastery is a monastery of Eastern Orthodox nuns located in Berca Commune, Buzău County, Romania, on the left bank of the Buzău River.
Nicolae Teodorescu was a Moldavian, later Romanian church painter (muralist), and the uncle of artist Gheorghe Tattarescu.
The Berca Mud Volcanoes is a geological and botanical reservation located in Scorțoasa commune close to Berca in Buzău County in Romania. Its most spectacular feature is the mud volcanoes, small volcano-shaped structures typically a few metres high caused by the eruption of mud and natural gases.
Brebu may refer to several places in Romania:
Pleşeşti may refer to several places in Romania:
Sătuc may refer to several villages:
Măgura is a commune in Buzău County, Muntenia, Romania, located on the right bank of the Buzău River, in the hillside next to the Carpathian Mountains' curvature. It is composed of two villages, Ciuta and Măgura. It also included Ojasca and Unguriu villages from 1968 until 2004, when these were split off to form Unguriu Commune.
Colți is a commune in Buzău County, Muntenia, Romania, located in the Pătârlagele hollow, at the curvature of the Carpathian mountains, 13 km away from the town of Pătârlagele. It is composed of four villages: Aluniș, Colți, Colții de Jos and Muscelu Cărămănești.
Pleșcoi sausages are a Romanian sausage made from mutton spiced with chili peppers and garlic, traditionally made in and around the Pleșcoi village, in the Buzău County of Romania. If the mutton contains too much fat, it can be balanced with beef, but with no more than half of the mutton content.
Brăești is a commune in Buzău County, Muntenia, Romania. It is composed of seven villages: Brăești, Brătilești, Goidești, Ivănețu, Pinu, Pârscovelu and Ruginoasa.
Rătești is a commune in Argeș County, Muntenia, Romania. It is composed of seven villages: Ciupa-Mănciulescu, Furduești, Mavrodolu, Nejlovelu, Pătuleni, Rătești and Tigveni.
Crângurile is a commune in Dâmbovița County, Muntenia, Romania with a population of 3,399 people. It is composed of eight villages: Bădulești, Crângurile de Jos, Crângurile de Sus, Pătroaia-Deal, Pătroaia-Vale, Potlogeni-Vale, Rățești and Voia.
The Bobocu gas field natural gas field in Bobocu village, Cochirleanca Commune, Buzău County. It was discovered in 1966 and first developed by Romgaz the Romanian national gas company but was abandoned in 1995 due to sand influx in well boreholes. The field was acquired by Zeta Petroleum in 1998. It will begin production in 2011 and will produce natural gas and condensates. The total proven reserves of the Bobocu gas field are around 147 billion cubic feet (4.2 km³), and production is slated to be around 25 million cubic feet/day (0.71×105m³) in 2011.
Viforâta may refer to several places in Romania: