Berca

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Berca
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St. Michael and Gabriel Church in Berca
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Berca
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 45°17′N26°41′E / 45.283°N 26.683°E / 45.283; 26.683 Coordinates: 45°17′N26°41′E / 45.283°N 26.683°E / 45.283; 26.683
CountryFlag of Romania.svg  Romania
County Buzău
SubdivisionsBăceni, Berca, Cojanu, Joseni, Mânăstirea Rătești, Pâclele, Pleșcoi, Pleșești, Rătești, Sătuc, Tâțârligu, Valea Nucului, Viforâta
Government
  Mayor (20202024) Ionel Dobrița [1] (PSD)
Area
73.28 km2 (28.29 sq mi)
Elevation
150 m (490 ft)
Population
 (2011) [2]
8,534
  Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone EET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Postal code
127035
Vehicle reg. BZ
Website primariaberca.ro

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.

Contents

The commune is composed of thirteen villages: Băceni, Berca, Cojanu, Joseni, Mânăstirea Rătești, Pâclele, Pleșcoi, Pleșești, Rătești, Sătuc, Tâțârligu, Valea Nucului and Viforâta.

Landmarks

The Mud Volcanoes

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The Berca Mud Volcanoes

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

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The church of Rătești Monastery

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.

Demographics

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

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.

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Pleșcoi sausages

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Viforâta may refer to several places in Romania:

References

  1. "Results of the 2020 local elections". Central Electoral Bureau. Retrieved 16 June 2021.
  2. "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (in Romanian). National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 4 February 2014.