Pătârlagele

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Pătârlagele
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The Pătârlagele courthouse
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Pătârlagele
Location in Romania
Coordinates: 45°19′8″N26°21′35″E / 45.31889°N 26.35972°E / 45.31889; 26.35972 Coordinates: 45°19′8″N26°21′35″E / 45.31889°N 26.35972°E / 45.31889; 26.35972
CountryFlag of Romania.svg  Romania
County Buzău
Government
  Mayor (20202024) Ion Gherghiceanu [1] (PSD)
Area
80.45 km2 (31.06 sq mi)
Population
 (2011) [2]
7,304
  Density91/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone EET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Postal code
127430
Vehicle reg. BZ
Website www.primariapatarlagele.ro

Pătârlagele (also spelled Pătîrlagele; pronounced  [pətɨrˈlad͡ʒele] ) is a town in Buzău County, Muntenia, Romania. In 2011 it had a population of 7,304.

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Geography

Pătârlagele is located in the western part of the county, along the national road DN10 connecting Buzău and Brașov. It lies in the Pătârlagele hollow, between the Carpathian Mountains and the Subcarpathian Hills.

The town administers fourteen villages: Calea Chiojdului, Crâng, Fundăturile, Gornet, Lunca, Mănăstirea, Mărunțișu, Mușcel, Poienile, Sibiciu de Sus, Stroești, Valea Lupului, Valea Sibiciului and Valea Viei.

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History

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2002 8,290    
2011 7,135−13.9%
Source: Census data

The first evidence of the existence of the Pătârlagele commune dates back from 1524–1527, [3] but it probably existed before the establishment of the medieval state of Wallachia.

The name Pătârlagele comes from the German form of the name Peter (in Romanian, Petre or Petru), and the German word lager, meaning camp. The German origin of the name can only be explained by the presence of the Teutonic knights on the other side of the Carpathians, in Burzenland, during the years 1211–1225 and their conquest of the Buzău Mountains, where they raised fortifications against the Cumans.

Pătârlagele Commune received town rights in 2004. [4]

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References

  1. "Results of the 2020 local elections". Central Electoral Bureau. Retrieved 15 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.
  3. "Expunere de motive" (PDF). www.cdep.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved April 25, 2021.